American Airlines announced this week that it has made a strategic investment in Universal Hydrogen Co., joining other investors such as Airbus Ventures, GE Aviation, and Toyota Ventures. The company Universal Hydrogen is developing a hydrogen logistics network as well as a conversion kit for modifying existing aircraft to enable them to use hydrogen.
The company has also designed lightweight modular hydrogen capsules that can be handled like cargo and loaded straight into the aircraft. The company has claimed that the modular capsule is twice as efficient in terms of weight compared with traditional hydrogen storage. Using these hydrogen capsules at airports could make building new fueling infrastructure unnecessary.
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