Embraer announces Energia family of Aircrafts
Updated: Nov 11, 2021
Aircraft Manufacturer Embraer in partnership with an international consortium of engineering universities, aeronautical institutes and research centers has unveiled a family of concept aircrafts exploring to achieve its industry goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Energia family, the latest in the company’s Sustainability in Action initiative, was recently announced from Embraer’s manufacturing facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
The company is said to be doing its part in the industry-wide push to reduce carbon emissions and move toward sustainable types of aviation fuels across all sectors—business aircraft and larger, regional, and international passenger airliners. The global aviation industry currently produces about 2 percent of all human-generated carbon emissions, according to Air Transport Action Group.
The Energia family includes four concept aircraft of varying sizes that incorporate different propulsion technologies—electric, hybrid-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and dual-fuel gas turbine. Dual-fuel gas turbine systems allow for the change from one fuel to another while the turbine is operating.
Energia Hybrid (E9-HE)
up to 90 percent CO2 emissions reduction
Energia H2 Fuel Cell (E19-H2FC)
hydrogen electric propulsion
zero CO2 emissions
rear-mounted electric engines
Energia Electric (E9-FE)
full electric propulsion
zero CO2 emissions
aft contra-rotating propellers
Energia H2 Gas Turbine (E50-H2GT)
hydrogen or SAF/jet-A turbine propulsion
up to 100 percent CO2 emissions reduction
35 to 50 seats
Research and design efforts are currently being used to refine the Aircraft concepts in which the Manufacturer has announced has made a reduction in emissions from Aircrafts.
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