How Coronavirus will forever change Airlines and the way we Fly

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By Angus Whitley, Bloomberg Hyperdrive From air fares to destinations to cabin layouts, things may look very different once we start traveling again. Higher fares, fewer routes, pre-flight health checks and less free food: The coronavirus pandemic is ushering in a new era of air travel. A seismic shift is underway as the world’s airlines reassess their operations and…

Is there potential for ammonia as a carbon-free fuel for aviation?

Door Michiel Vlam

Are we looking in the right direction in the discussion about e-fuels for aviation? The search for alternative aviation fuels has become quite the challenge. One substitute fuel that could help reduce the aviation’s dependence on fossil kerosene is ammonia. Ammonia fuel is a variation of hydrogen fuel. It is a molecule composed of one…

Comprehensive review on natural hydrogen shows that it has been underestimated

Door Michiel Vlam

Earth-Science Reviews journal has published in March 2020 the article by Viacheslav Zgonnik* entitled “The occurrence and geoscience of natural hydrogen: A comprehensive review”. It combines data and ideas from almost 500 scientific publications and books and conclusively shows that hydrogen is much more abundant in nature than it was previously thought. The potential of…

Is greater sustainability an answer to the current crisis?

Door Michiel Vlam

The European Economic Recovery Plan must become green. “We must not go back to a carbon-spitting economy”, writes Commissioner Timmermans today in an open letter in seven European newspapers.    Now that airlines are grounding their fleets, traffic has virtually come to a standstill and the industry is running at half speed, emissions from transport…