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magniX expands into hydrogen fuel cell development
magniX EPUs can be powered by any electric power source, presenting the perfect opportunity to develop an alternative fuel. Hydrogen could eventually power a larger size of aircraft, for up to 90 passengers.
Electric propulsion developer magniX seeks to expand green aircraft market with hydrogen solution.
Read this story in our November 2022 printed issue.

magniX is to develop hydrogen fuel cells to complement its battery electric and hybrid electric systems. The company will begin developing hydrogen systems for its electric propulsion units (EPUs). magniX EPUs, the only electric propulsion technology to be flight-tested in the 350kw to megawatt class, are electron agnostic, meaning they can be powered by any electric power source.

Hydrogen has attracted great interest as a replacement for fossil fuels. Like batteries, hydrogen produces zero carbon emissions and will reduce aviation's impact on the environment. Hydrogen has a high energy density, providing the capability to power electric aircraft of 50 to 90 passengers. By offering this technology alongside battery electric and hybrid electric systems, which will remain better suited to powering smaller aircraft, magniX will be able to offer a wider range of electric solutions to operators transitioning to carbon-free fleets.

"The future of sustainable aviation will require a mix of solutions," says CEO Nuno Taborda. "We are bringing our experience and expertise to advance hydrogen fuel cell technology which will enable us to power even more aircraft. magniX is leading the charge into the future with passion and innovation."

"Just as magniX has led the world in electric propulsion, now we have the chance to lead again in the development of hydrogen technology," adds CTO Riona Armesmith. "This technology has the potential to play a significant role in ushering in the era of zero-carbon flight. By complementing our existing battery electric and hybrid electric programmes, it will allow us to best serve the electric aerospace marketplace, meeting the needs of the planet and of our customers."

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