H2 Clipper’s innovative hydrogen-powered ‘Pipeline-In-The-SkyTM‘ airship has achieved a major milestone after simulated wind tunnel testing, the company has announced today (June 14).
The aerospace and alternative energy firm has said that simulated wind tunnel tests, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has confirmed that the airship’s design achieves an ‘extremely low’ level of residual drag.
The alternative hydrogen transportation concept is hoped to solve ‘economical and effective’ challenges in moving the clean fuel from its cheap production sites to consumers.
Rinaldo Brutoco, H2 Clipper founder and CEO, said, “The successful analysis with CFD marks a major milestone for the development of the ‘Pipeline-In-The-Sky’ airship and brings H2 Clipper one step closer to realizing our goal of providing the fastest, most flexible, and efficiently scalable way to transport fuel-grade hydrogen to market worldwide.”
H2 Clipper claims its airship design which is unveiled in October 2021, will offer unprecedented speed, payload and cost advantages over current hydrogen transportation methods.
It is anticipated that H2 Clipper will complete the construction of a prototype in 2025, with goals of flying its first full-sized airship in 2028.
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.