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At the HySA Systems Competence Center at its University of Western Cape research facility in Cape Town, three-year project was brought in, which intends to raise emissions-free hydrogen fuel cell technology as a substitute to Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), small gas turbine
engines used for generating on-board electrical power and heat while the aircraft is on the ground.
based company unveiled its PowerWorks line of small gas turbine
engine driven systems at PowerGen International in Dallas last December.
With this in mind, Airbus has identified hydrogen fuel cells as a future, emissions-free substitute to small gas turbine
engines called Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), which are used for generating on-board electrical power and heat while the aircraft is on the ground.
Although the primary focus in the small gas turbine
area has centered on distributed power markets, efforts in the vehicular arena continue.
Power for the bus comes from a Capstone MicroTurbine which combines a small gas turbine
engine with an electric generator on a single shaft.
Centrifugal impellers are currently found in a wide range of pumps, small gas turbine
engines, turbochargers, and refrigerators, and are used extensively in the petrochemical and process industries.