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  • Writer's pictureDrea Hickman

Decarbonizing the Skies: The Rise of Hydrogen Aviation

HYSKY Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology in aviation, is thrilled about the potential of hydrogen fuel cells to revolutionize the industry. The organization recognizes the urgent need for aviation to reduce its carbon footprint and sees hydrogen fuel cells as a sustainable and efficient alternative to traditional fossil fuels. With HYSKY Society at the forefront of this movement, the future of aviation looks brighter than ever.

One of the key players in the hydrogen aviation space is Honeywell Aerospace, which recently launched a research project to develop hydrogen fuel cells for aircraft. HYSKY Society is proud to fully support this initiative, seeing it as a significant step forward in the adoption of hydrogen fuel cells in aviation. The project aims to create a new class of lightweight and energy-efficient fuel cells that can power a range of aircraft, from small drones to regional airliners. This is a game-changing development for the industry, and HYSKY Society is eager to see where it will lead.

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is also playing a significant role in the advancement of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Recently, the DoE announced funding to support the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. HYSKY Society recognizes the importance of government investment in sustainable technologies and is thrilled to support the DoE initiative. With the backing of organizations like the DoE, though not specific toward aviation, HYSKY Society believes that the adoption of hydrogen fuel cells in aviation will accelerate, leading to a more sustainable and efficient future for the industry.

Hydrogen fuel cells are also becoming an attractive solution for airport operations, which are looking for ways to decarbonize. Waste-to-hydrogen technology is one area of interest, and this is where Raven SR Inc. and H3 Dynamics come in. Raven SR is a renewable fuels company that has developed the innovative waste-to-hydrogen technology called Raven H3, which can convert municipal solid waste, plastics, and medical waste into hydrogen gas. The company has partnered with H3 Dynamics, a developer of hydrogen aviation technologies, to globally collaborate on waste-to-hydrogen energy systems to support the decarbonization of airport operations and the adoption of hydrogen at airports. HYSKY Society recognizes the potential of this collaboration and is thrilled to support such projects that bring hydrogen fuel cells closer to reality.

In conclusion, HYSKY Society is leading the way in the adoption of hydrogen fuel cells in aviation and is committed to supporting research, development, and adoption of this technology in the industry. With innovative partnerships between companies like Honeywell Aerospace, Raven SR, and H3 Dynamics, and support from organizations like the DoE, the future of hydrogen aviation looks brighter than ever. Join HYSKY Society in supporting this important cause and help create a more sustainable and efficient future for the aviation industry! Donate HERE

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Jim Falasco
Jim Falasco
Feb 23, 2023

So basically any city economic development group could locate their Vertiport next to the city landfill which would be churning out hydrogen fuel and allowing one to conduct cost effective air operations .The advantage to that approach would create a series of events including job creation and increased tax revenue. Sounds like how fast food evolved to mirror the growth of the auto infrastructure of the past 100 years. So what group will see this connected path and pursue non dilutive funding via SBIR's ,STTR's ,BAA's to kick it off?

Drea Hickman
Drea Hickman
Feb 24, 2023
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I think that it is an attractive proposition as long as said Vertiport also gets use of the airspace above that that landfill, and that is another completely different process to be explored. But the fact there's a sustainable captive use hydrogen source available from waste on the ground might make it more likely to secure dedicated use of the air above it, and would be the first place I would start, before investing in thermal processing technology to convert the waste.

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