Thermodynamic Analysis of the Use of Biomass Derived Liquid Hydrogen in Aviation for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell- Gas Turbine Powered Aircraft

A. Fernandes, T. Woudstra & P.V. Aravind
High Altitude Long Endurance Aircrafts (HALE UAVs) are required for science, civil and military missions. In the design, variables such as weight and volume are the most important ones. Hence systems with high energy conversion efficiency such as fuel cells fueled with high specific energy fuels are the best candidates to power those aircrafts.“Well-to-wheel” exergy efficiencies of converting feedstock into mechanical work when using biomass derived liquid hydrogen as the fuel for fuel cell based...