The world is finally grasping the consequences of using fossil fuels. And people everywhere are talking about zero-emission alternatives.
More and more companies are experimenting with alternative fuels, and amidst the swarm of zero-emission experiments, zeroavia succeeded with combining hydrogen and fuel cells to power the propeller.
What did the ZeroAvia test involve?
The test got done in Eastern England, where the team used a Piper M-class six-seater plane. And the aircraft had a California-based powertrain and flew it for about 60 nautical miles.
The plane used was a part of the HyFlyer program, which aims to contribute to zero-emission aviation by combining hydrogen and fuel cells to fuel the propeller and powertrain. The flight became a milestone and an incredible accomplishment in the history of zero-emission possibilities.
Why are zero-emission fuels better than the standard fuel alternative?
Fossil fuels have been a part of the world for as long as records go back. While they are an incredible addition, they are not the healthiest and safest options. And the number of toxic fumes released by fossil fuels lowers the air quality and causing respiratory diseases in many people.
These are some consequences of using fossil fuels:
- Air pollutants harm living beings as well as the environment
- Fossil fuels lead to acid rain
- They also result in the formulation of poisonous particulate matter.
- Fossil fuels result in the production of excessive carbon dioxide
- They lead to an increase in temperature
On the other hand, zero-emission fuels are the complete opposite of fossil fuels. There are zero fumes released in the zero-emission fuels. And this means there is no or minimal harm done to the environment. Such fumes are healthy for the environment and the living beings and can help recover from the steeping low air quality.