NASA Is Designing All-Electric Airliner Written 15 May 2019

15 May 2019
The Daily Mail reports that “NASA-funded research is investigating the possibility of developing all-electric airliners that produce no greenhouse gas emissions.” The “Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft” (CHEETA) project “is exploring the potential of liquid hydrogen fuel cells as an environmentally friendly power source.” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Phillip Ansell said, “Essentially, the program focuses on the development of a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method.” Ansell added, “The hydrogen chemical energy is converted to electrical energy through a series of fuel cells, which drive the ultra-efficient electric propulsion system.” (Image Credit: NASA)
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