Universal Hydrogen has successfully taken its 40-passenger regional hydrogen electric plane to the skies. Universal Hydrogen Co. is a Southern California-based aviation company founded in 2020 by engineers with the mission of bringing zero-emission hydrogen electric-powered aviation to fruition.
The aircraft has the capability to eventually transport over 40 passengers using hydrogen fuel cells and electric powertrains.
Powered by sunshine, emitting nothing but water, green hydrogen has been called the quintessential forever fuel.
Soft plastics recycling returned to 12 Melbourne suburbs in February this year (2024) as
part of a trial to rebuild a national soft plastics recycling system It involves 5 Woolworths, 5 Coles and 2 Aldi Supermarkets in Victoria. Much like the original (failed) REDcycle scheme, the new trial has identified potential end markets for used soft plastic - an additive for asphalt roads, a replacement for
aggregate in concrete, or a material for making shopping trolleys and
baskets. However, to be successful, the scheme must be
cost-effective and suitably located, with established markets for the
MethaneSAT, set to launch in early March 2024, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket,
boasts "unprecedented precision” in mapping and tracking
methane emissions. Orbiting the Earth 15 times daily at 350 miles high, the satellite will focus on the top oil and gas regions
globally, providing comprehensive analyses of methane levels and fugitive emissions.Methane has more than 10X the global warming impact of CO2. Also, alarmingly, the Int. Energy Agency report (2023) states:
“Immediate, targeted methane abatement in the fossil fuel sector can prevent nearly 1 million premature deaths due to ozone exposure.https://impakter.com/slashing-methane-emissions-could-save-nearly-one-million-lives-new-report-says/