Supersonic plane on hydrogen

Airbus, hydrogen, electricity, renewables, plane, airplane, patent

The plane reduces the noise of the sonic boom — a loud bang caused by shockwaves created by an object moving faster than the speed of sound.
“This noise has been the main limit, if not the only one, preventing the opening of lines other than transatlantic ones for the Concorde aircraft,” the patent says.
The plane does that by being “near-vertical,” like a rocket, while ramping up to supersonic speed and its cruising altitude of 30,000 to 35,000 meters — 20 kilometers higher than conventional commercial aircraft.

Airbus has received a patent for a design of a supersonic passenger plane on hydrogen. Thanks to ultra-modern engines, the airplane can achieve speeds over 5,500 mph.

The granted patent discloses an apparatus which is provided with delta-shaped wings, provided with three different types of engines:

  1. turbojets for taxiing, takeoff and landing
  2. a rocket motor for rapid acceleration
  3. ramjets for high-altitude cruising

The plane will be fueled by hydrogen and liquid oxygen. Read More

A new way to produce hydrogen from clean, renewable energy sources

hydrogen, new energy, low costs

By using excess solar or wind energy the cost of electrolys hydrogen can be reduced significantly when produced in high volume.

In a paper published in September in the journal Science, the University of Glasgow explained  explain how they’ve created a system that can produce hydrogen 30 times quicker than ever before. 

Finding good methods to store renewable energy for the off-hours has been a challenge. By producing hydrogen using excess energy, renewable power companies could store power and use it later.

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EU Emissions -/- 40% by 2030


EU Emissions -/- 40% by 2030

Climate change needs new thinking

Reconsider proposed 40% cut by 2030 if governments fail to agree on a binding deal, says Gunther Oettinger, EU’s energy chief.

In October 2015, EU leaders are expected to sign a package of targets for 2030 that will include:

  • 40% cut in Europe’s emissions
  • legally enforceable Europe-wide targets of a 27% market share of renewables
  • 30% improvement in energy efficiency

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Power-to-gas: an option for the energy system of the future?

The Netherlands

From wind-energy to gas. It’s a great opportunity for the Dutch 

The Netherlands had always a lot of gas in the North East but the gas is decreasing. Since a few years, renewable energy is growing fast with solar panels and wind parks. But storage of electricity remains a question.

ECN examined the role of power-to-gas in the Dutch energy system of the future.

Power-to-Gas (P2G) is a technique in which electrical energy is converted by electrolysis gas. A way to store renewable energy.

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