In 2030 the Hydrogenase Air Ship Could Change Our Future

As the world is working hard in the endeavor to find a more Eco-friendly, “Green” and cost effective solution to the power needs of the 21st century; a new idea has hit the spotlight. Traditionally aircraft have been primarily powered by the use of fossil fuels and as a result require quite considerable amounts to operate on a massive global scale; ultimately not providing a very Eco-friendly means of meeting our energy needs. The idea is futuristic and could very well require the collaborated efforts of the best minds that the day of today has to offer in order to put this new innovative environmentally friendly idea to practical use. What’s the idea? The Hydrogenase air ship.
As the use of fossil fuels have become more and more expensive, risky and essentially theorized to be bad for the environment; there has been great concern for some time now to find an alternative means of power to sustain our ever growing population; while meeting the “Green” and Eco-friendly expectations of tomorrow. Powering methods like Solar, Hydrogen and Wind have been at the top of the “Green” list as possible alternatives for quite some time now. Thanks to the innovative ideas of Vincent Callebaut; a new Eco-friendly idea of powering has come into play. Though this idea has been contemplated before, Callebaut has taken it to a whole new level with his designs for an airship that is powered by an algal-based bio-hydrogen; along with inflatable photovoltaic (solar) cells and propellers powered by wind doubling as turbines for this futuristic “Green” aircraft.
The idea and designs of this environmentally friendly futuristic airship have been simply dubbed the Hydrogenase and it uses a combination of the most modern means of powering in its construction. Including everything from Eco-friendly wind and solar powering modules to the innovative use of Hydrogen through seaweed and even the use of the power obtained from “Green” Hydro stations collecting energy from the tidal waves in the ocean; this airship could very well become more than just a design sooner than we think. The use of harnessing seaweed is done from the organic seaweed farm that is essentially the recharging pad that the ship sits on when not in use. The seaweed itself is used in the bio-hydrogen power production for the environmentally friendly airship.
More than just the combination of nearly all of today’s most innovative ideas of “Green” powering solutions; this Eco-friendly airship is not so much designed for your ordinary commercial flight; but rather for a whole different purpose. The Hydrogenase air ship would actually serve many of the needs that are currently of high concern. Hydrogenase has been referred to as an environmentally friendly purifying station because of its ability to, in theory, help clean up our atmosphere.
The benefits that this Hydrogenase air ship could prove to offer:
Ø Innovative powering concepts that include all of the most forefront “Green” ideas and concepts
Ø Produces zero-emissions
Ø Uses existing CO2 to produce Hydrogen
Ø Recycles carbonated water
Ø Revitalizes the corals beds of the ocean
Ø Protects endangered species
Ø Ability to safely produce large abundances of Hydrogen based fuel for the powering of electricity
Ø Atmospheric purifying abilities
The design of the Eco-friendly air ship itself is unlike anything that has been put into production thus far. Stretching just over 1.13 miles, or 2,000 meters, into the sky; the Hydrogenase air ship has many futuristic looking features. Though the Hydrogenase would not be as fast as your traditional airplane, about 7 times slower, the purpose of this ship is much more than just speed and commuting. With an estimated top speed of about 110mph or 175kph; the Hydrogenase air ship will be able to carry around a 200 ton payload. The likely altitude that this airship would travel at is said to be about 6,500 feet.
In essence the whole entire concept of the environmentally friendly Hydrogenase is twofold. First being the airship itself and second being the use of the recharging stations or organic seaweed farms; which would effectively become power plants producing bio-hydrogen as the primary fuel source.
With such an environmentally friendly, innovative and futuristic idea one has to wonder if this is a practical application for the near future. Vincent Callebaut has high hopes of this airship hitting the production stages sometime in 2030. Hopefully by then, Callebaut, along with the other leading minds of our time, will have found a practical and cost effective way of slowly transitioning our society over to not only the use of Hydrogenase air ships, but the use of Hydrogen based fuels in other applications as well.