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How reaching ‘Jet Zero’ is closer than you think….

One day soon, we may be able to fly across an ocean, without contributing to climate change.

Over the next 30 years, passenger numbers are expected to double, and without change, the aviation industry is projected to account for over 22% of all transport CO2 emissions by 2050.

But researchers from Qdot based at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus are helping to invent innovative hybrid aircraft that may herald a new era of clean flying.

Qdot is designing ground-breaking new propulsion systems powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels. These propulsion systems won’t replace conventional aircraft engines, but they will make these aircraft significantly more efficient, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry.

Qdot is the first film from our Mission Zero series, which explores the organisations at Harwell that are collaborating to deliver a cleaner greener future for us all. From environmentally friendly fertilisers, to beaming clean energy from space, green battery storage and hybrid aeroplanes, together we can achieve net zero. Qdot is designing ground-breaking new propulsion systems powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels. These propulsion systems won’t replace conventional aircraft engines, but they will make these aircraft significantly more efficient, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry. We are world-leading science facilities understanding the world in greater detail than before. We are Harwell – the UK’s leading science and innovation campus #MisionZero #NetZero #CO2 #buildbackgreener #racetozero