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First hydrogen engine for airplanes: EasyJet and Rolls-Royce achieved it

Among the eco-friendly energy sources, the green hydrogen It is one of the most striking options for manufacturers. And today it is closer to being a reality with an engine developed by the alliance between EasyJet and Rolls-Royce.

The two companies started working together last year and the result is this first hydrogen engine. They have recently successfully completed the first ground test.

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As detailed on the Hybrid and Electric page, the engine testing was carried out in facilities owned by the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom.

First hydrogen engine opens the door for airplanes to use clean energy. (Photo:

How was it achieved? Modern technology was incorporated into a Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A regional aircraft engine. But what they have highlighted is that the hydrogen used is of ecological origin, which further opens the possibility of having planes that do not pollute and emit CO2.

This hydrogen was obtained from wind and tidal energy from the Orkney Islands, in the north of Scotland. Now, the next test will be carried out on a Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 jet engine, a block much larger than the current one.

Source: Elcomercio

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