Rolls-Royce did a new feat: This engine can be used in planes (World’s First hydrogen Engine)

The aircraft will no longer need conventional fuel. Because Rolls-Royce has succeeded in developing a hydrogen-powered engine. It is the first aircraft engine in the world to run on hydrogen fuel. It has been successfully tested at the Government Test Facility on the Orkney Islands of Boscombe Down, Scotland.

World's First hydrogen Engine

Thereafter, the traditional fuels used in aeroplanes may be phased out, and the aviation industry may convert to gas fuels. Its main benefit would be that it would help reduce the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere. Airlines will cut carbon emissions by using hydrogen fuel.

How did Rolls-Royce do this experiment?

For this, Rolls-Royce used the AE 2100-A turboprop engine. Which he modified to suit hydrogen fuel. Typically, both commercial and military jets use this engine. The company has been successful in producing green hydrogen – a gas produced from wind and tidal power – to power the engines of the AE 2100 aircraft. On Monday, the British company issued a press release announcing its achievement. The company has achieved this feat with the help of its project partner Easy Jet. Both companies aim to demonstrate that hydrogen can be a safe fuel for civilian flight.

In fact, the United Nations wants to eliminate all types of carbon emissions by the year 2050. These two companies built this engine under the name “The Race to Zero”. So that hydrogen should be used as fuel in place of petroleum based fuel.

World's First Hydrogen Fueled Aircraft Engine

What is the problem with using hydrogen engine

Providing carbon free flight services is not easy. Because hydrogen or electric powered planes will take time to arrive. To travel longer distances, they require proper green fuel, technology and a powerful engine to power it. Aircraft manufacturers informed the EU in 2021 that completely phasing out conventional fuel engines by 2050 would be extremely challenging as most airlines would continue to use them. Furthermore, it is important to note that airport infrastructure would need to be completely redone if the aviation sector switched to hydrogen fuel. Apart from this, the airframe will also need to be redesigned.

Future tests of a hydrogen-powered jet engine are also planned for the Airbus company’s superjumbo A380. The company aims to eliminate all carbon emissions from its aircraft by 2035.

On the other hand, a Toulouse-based organization that cooperates with CFM International. He has partnered with American General Electric and French Safran to make this hydrogen fueled engine.

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