Our airship will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell providing clean, efficient DC power using only hydrogen and ambient air. Our zero emissions airship will also fly day and night without using fossil fuel of any kind.
Our hydrogen fuel cell transfers chemical energy into electrical energy that will power our electric motors. Hydrogen has the highest specific energy of any available fuel source—three times more energy by mass than jet kerosene. Thus we achieve significant weight savings and greater range of travel than is possible with a battery.
Stay tuned for more information on the exciting technology behind Africa ASAP.
Our goal is to have in hand the $140,000 we need to build an airship by Earth Day 2020. If you haven’t already visited our campaign page, please check out the details of our planned and one-time giving campaign (including thank you gifts!) at www.africaasap.org/campaign.