Forum 360: Hydrogen: Hope or Hype? 11 August 2021 1400 - 1515

In the quest to reduce or eliminate aviation carbon emissions, hydrogen has emerged (again) as a potential solution. Hydrogen, when consumed in either a thermal engine or a fuel cell, produces carbon free exhaust. “Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic resources, such as natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, and renewable power like solar and wind. These qualities make it an attractive fuel option for transportation and electricity generation applications.” (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy). However, using hydrogen as an aviation fuel comes with significant challenges, including the need for large fuel tanks for storage, the energy required to create it, and the financial cost. Join our subject matter experts as they debate the promises and challenges of hydrogen as an aviation fuel.

This is a joint Propulsion and Energy/EATS session.
  • John-Paul-Clarke John-Paul Clarke
    Professor and Ernest Cockrell Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Gary-Mills-300x300 Gary Mills
    Staff Consultant, Ball Aerospace
  • Olivier-Savin-300x300 Olivier Savin
    Dassault Aviation; Chairman, joint SAE/EUROCAE standardization group on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Hideyuki-Taguchi Hideyuki Taguchi
    Senior Researcher, Hydrogen Aerospace Plane Team, JAXA