July Sustainability Spotlight
175 nations have agreed to develop a legally binding agreement on plastic pollution by 2024, prompting a major step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production, use and disposal.
We might soon be travelling on aircraft that cruise through the skies on hydrogen instead of fossil fuels. Green hydrogen is generated when electricity runs through water. This means water vapor is the only emission trailing a hydrogen airplane if the electricity is from renewable sources.
The current technology is only designed for short haul flights at the moment, with talks of these aircrafts entering passenger services from 2025, with carriers in the US and Europe. There is work happening on developing a jet engine that can burn hydrogen for long-haul aircrafts.