Hopefully, we can’t rely on the coronavirus to keep our aircraft on the ground forever and sooner or later that means they’re going to start polluting again.
In 2019, nearly a billion tons of CO2 were dumped into the environment by flying from one place to another.
ZeroAvia Makes Flying Green?
ZeroAvia doesn’t make planes.
They make zero-emission hydrogen-electric power trains.
Which isn’t a train either, it’s an engine technology which means that you can use an electric motor and then run it on hydrogen (which burns entirely cleanly – hydrogen when burned in oxygen has a byproduct of just water).
They have, however, been testing the technology in planes and they recently took a flight around North London in a Piper-M with the engine tech installed.
They think that they’ll be able to power short flights with 20-seater planes within 5 years and 100-seater planes within 10!
That’s why they made the list of Time Magazine’s top 100 inventions of the year!
Of course, if you can’t afford your own green plane, just yet, you might also enjoy our article on electric bicycles – it’ll keep you grounded, quite literally, until then.