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Spanish consortium led by ITP Aero begins development of hydrogen aircraft engine

A consortium of Spanish companies led by ITP Aero, with the support of the State Center for Technological Development and Innovation (CDTI in Spanish), has begun to develop an aircraft engine that runs exclusively on hydrogen. The project has the participation of companies such as Destinius, Ajusa, and Aerotecnic. The CDTI allocated around 12 million euros in a first phase, with plans to build a special stand to check the engine. Its tests are scheduled for mid-2025. It is designed for medium-haul aircraft such as the Airbus A320. The use of liquid hydrogen is considered the best alternative to kerosene as it helps to prevent the release of harmful carbon and nitrogen compounds into the atmosphere. Almost 2.5% of global carbon dioxide emissions come from aviation. The main difficulty in working with liquid hydrogen is that its temperature is minus 235 degrees Celsius with a volume four times that of kerosene. In November 2022, the British corporation Rolls-Royce successfully tested a hydrogen aircraft engine. ITP Aero aims to reinforce its leadership as an independent company in the global aerospace market by increasing its manufacturing capacity, global industrial presence, and proprietary technology development capabilities to lead the shift towards a sustainable aviation industry. – https://aeroin.net/consorcio-espanhol-liderado-pela-itp-aero-inicia-desenvolvimento-de-motor-de-aviao-a-hidrogenio/