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Long-haul airliners will not use hydrogen until after 2050, according to Airbus

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June 22, 2021
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The largest proponent of hydrogen-fueled planes made the above statement at an EU briefing earlier in February, according to recently released information. While the company created a lot of fanfare last year with the announcement of the world's first hydrogen-fueled commercial aircraft by 2035, the reality is that the aviation sector will likely continue to rely on liquid hydrocarbon fuels over the coming decades – this is why investment in near-term bio-based jet fuel and longer-term synthetic fuels is essential to decarbonizing the aviation sector by 2050.

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