Energy transition in aviation: The role of cryogenic fuels

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Aviation is the backbone of our modern society. At present, around 4.5 Billion passengers travel through the air every year and aviation is responsible for around 5 % of anthropogenic causes of Global Warming (Lee et al, 2009). With the increase in global GDP, the number of travellers is expected to increase to 7.5 Billion by 2037 and to around 15 Billion by 2050. Even though the crude oil prices are low at the moment, with finite petroleum reserves available on our planet, it is expected that the Jet fuel prices will increase in the future. Moreover using kerosene causes several emissions which are bad for the environment. Liquefied Natural gas (LNG) and Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) can provide an attractive alternative for aviation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event3rd ECATS conference: Making aviation environmentally sustainable - Virtual/online event due to COVID-19
Duration: 13 Oct 202015 Oct 2020
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd ECATS conference
Abbreviated titleECATS 2020
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  • aviation
  • energy transition
  • cryogenic fuels


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