Chinese researchers are hoping to make aircraft engines powered by fossil fuels a thing of the past. Photo: Getty ImagesChinese researchers are hoping to make aircraft engines powered by fossil fuels a thing of the past. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese researchers are hoping to make aircraft engines powered by fossil fuels a thing of the past. Photo: Getty Images

Chinese scientists say their new plasma drive could one day make green air travel a reality

  • Prototype combines intense heat and microwaves to convert pressurised air into plasma capable of producing huge amounts of thrust
  • Team from Wuhan University say they were motivated by a desire to solve the global warming problems caused by fossil fuel-powered combustion engines

Topic |   China technology
Chinese researchers are hoping to make aircraft engines powered by fossil fuels a thing of the past. Photo: Getty ImagesChinese researchers are hoping to make aircraft engines powered by fossil fuels a thing of the past. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese researchers are hoping to make aircraft engines powered by fossil fuels a thing of the past. Photo: Getty Images
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