Almost 85 years on from the Hindenburg disaster and the future of hydrogen is… airships?

by | Jan 4, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Start-up claims the cheapest and cleanest way to transport H2 over long distances will be hydrogen-powered zeppelins.

The dramatic explosion of the Hindenburg hydrogen airship in New Jersey in 1937 may have tainted public opinion about the safety of H2 for decades, but that has not prevented a US start-up from forging ahead with plans for a new generation of hydrogen-powered zeppelins.

California-based H2 Clipper has been selected for inclusion in French software developer Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab accelerator programme, which the start-up says will “advance its mission of developing and commercializing a global fleet of 100% green airships that transform the hydrogen and air transport industry”.

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