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U.K. Debuts Hydrogen-Powered Jet Concept That Produces No Emissions

  • Project envisages 279-seat plane flying London-San Francisco
  • Research group sees hydrogen planes in use from mid-2030s
A rendering of the liquid hydrogen powered FlyZero passenger jet concept
A rendering of the liquid hydrogen powered FlyZero passenger jet conceptSource: Bloomberg
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A U.K.-backed research group unveiled a design for a liquid hydrogen-powered airliner theoretically capable of matching the performance of current midsize aircraft without producing carbon emissions.

The FlyZero concept envisions a plane carrying 279 passengers non-stop from London to San Francisco at the same speed and comfort as today, the Aerospace Technology Institute said in a statement Monday. The group, a partnership between the U.K. government and industry, is meant to accelerate high-risk projects that will benefit home-grown firms.