Behind every successful project, there are powerful motivators and groundbreaking ideas. At our hydrogen airship startup, we’re driven by the belief that modern airships represent a game-changing opportunity.
Acute Environmental Demands
The global economy and its transportation demands have taken a significant toll on our environment. From greenhouse gas emissions to noise pollution, dust, and the massive land requirements for supporting infrastructure, traditional transportation methods have created a range of environmental challenges.
Our hydrogen airship project offers a sustainable alternative that can help address these acute environmental demands. By harnessing the power of hydrogen, we can reduce emissions and minimize our ecological footprint, while providing efficient, versatile, and low-impact transportation solutions for a greener future.
The aviation industry currently emits a staggering 1.04 billion tonnes of CO2 annually, contributing significantly to climate change. At our hydrogen airship startup, we’re committed to changing that.
Our airships will produce zero harmful emissions, as they rely solely on hydrogen for their lifting capacity and power requirements. By harnessing this clean and renewable energy source, we’re not only reducing our carbon footprint but also leading the way towards a more sustainable and greener future for aviation.
The deafening noise levels associated with traditional aircraft can cause serious health problems, from hearing loss to sleep deprivation. In contrast, our hydrogen airship offers a peaceful and quiet travel experience.
Thanks to our electric propulsion system and buoyant uplift, our airships produce a maximum operational noise of only 69 decibels – comparable to that of a dishwasher. During takeoff and landing, even lower sound levels can be achieved, leaving the noisiest stage for cruising at a safe altitude.
By reducing noise pollution, we’re not only improving the comfort and well-being of our passengers but also mitigating the impact of aviation on local communities.
The world’s oil reserves are finite and dwindling fast, with estimates suggesting we have just 47 years of oil left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).
In contrast, hydrogen is an abundant and renewable resource that can power our airships sustainably. By relying solely on hydrogen for all our power requirements, we can reduce our dependence on traditional fossil fuels and help mitigate the impact of aviation on the environment.
Furthermore, hydrogen can be sourced locally with minimal or near-zero environmental impact, allowing us to operate our airships in a sustainable and responsible way.
As the 4th industrial revolution brings forth an array of new technologies, those who can adopt and implement them effectively will gain a competitive advantage across the entire market. At our hydrogen airship startup, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of technological innovation. By leveraging the latest advancements in materials, design, and engineering, we’re continuously improving our airships to achieve sustainable and efficient delivery.
Our commitment to new technologies ensures that we’re not only meeting the needs of our customers but also leading the way towards a more sustainable and advanced future for aviation.
3D printing and CNC machines
3D printing technologies are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, with some of the largest companies in space and avionics already recognizing their potential for systems design and prototyping. However, adopting these technologies for actual manufacturing is still relatively uncommon.
Our hydrogen airship project is committed to leveraging the latest advancements in 3D printing and CNC machines to streamline our production processes and improve our ROI (return on investment).
By designing and building our airships with these technologies in mind, we can achieve greater precision, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in our manufacturing processes, ultimately delivering a superior product to our customers.
As the world enters the 4th industrial revolution, the use of robotics in manufacturing is becoming increasingly prevalent. From car manufacturing to agriculture, robots are transforming industries and increasing efficiency.
Our hydrogen airship project is embracing this technology, and we believe that robotics will play a major role in the production of our airships. By utilizing applied robotics, we can manufacture airships in a matter of days, without relying on human manual labor.
This not only improves the final product quality but also allows for continuous product evolution and on-demand customization. Imagine updating a simple color instruction that results in a unique envelope skin design for your airship. By incorporating robotics into our manufacturing process, we can stay ahead of the curve and deliver high-quality, customizable airships to our customers.
Drones & UAVs
Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are rapidly becoming an integral part of our daily lives. What was once just a toy is now a valuable tool driving businesses forward.
While traditional quad-copter drones can stay airborne for up to 30 minutes, our airship uses the buoyancy laws that have existed for millennia to manage its power resources with significantly higher efficiency, staying airborne for several days.
With our airship, you can have all the benefits of a drone with none of the sacrifices.
It is incredibly energy-efficient and capable of performing all of the tricks of UAVs, including navigation through designated points, remote-controlled and autonomous modes, and automatic homing abilities.
Revolutionary advancements in technology are changing the way we approach engineering. Machine learning, in particular, is rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for product design, testing, monitoring, and safety.
At our hydrogen airship startup, we understand the importance of keeping up with the latest innovations, and we’re excited to utilize machine learning to enhance all essential aspects of our airship. From optimizing costs to ensuring customer comfort, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of technological progress.
Modern flight and avionics
Over the past century, flight has undergone a dramatic transformation.
Thanks to technological advancements in ICT, flight and avionics have made tremendous progress in areas such as aircraft modeling, global positioning systems, and weather forecasting.
Interestingly, airships were once one of the most reliable and commercially successful aircraft. Now, imagine the possibilities if airships were enhanced to perfection using the latest technology.
Our hydrogen airship project is aiming to do just that, leveraging modern flight and avionics to create an unbeatable, sustainable mode of transportation with improved security and economy.
Game theory offers numerous solutions to complex problems, including those encountered in engineering. By applying concepts such as the Theory of Collective Service, Monte-Carlo simulations, and the Travelling Salesman problem, we can achieve efficient solutions in system operations.
Thanks to recent advancements in Game theory, airships can now provide even more efficient transportation options, surpassing those currently available.
By incorporating these cutting-edge technologies into our airship, we’re creating a transportation solution that is not only efficient but also sustainable and forward-thinking.
Over the past century, our material technology has evolved in unprecedented ways, with new materials such as Kevlar, carbon fiber, and graphene-based aerogels now commonly available. These materials offer construction options that were never possible before, allowing airships to be built to be lighter, stronger, and more stable, with better soundproofing and performance.
While the original airships were built with materials such as PET, HDPE, PVC, PP, and PS, which were considered miraculous at the time, modern materials allow for even greater possibilities. Our calculations show that today’s airship can match the original airship’s lift while being scaled down by a remarkable 70%.
The Internet of things
The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way we interact with technology, making it more efficient and cost-effective. By employing networks of sensors, digital cameras, and communication systems, the IoT enhances passenger safety and comfort while lowering costs and risks.
At our hydrogen airship startup, we embrace the real potential of IoT, using the latest advancements such as Arduinos, RPIs, and ESP32s to greatly improve many aspects of our airships.
From manufacturing to passenger travel comfort, we’re committed to leveraging IoT technology to deliver the best possible experience for our customers.
Energy conservation is a crucial goal for many technology companies today, as it’s seen as a key factor in achieving a zero-emission society. While personal electric cars have paved the way, this technology doesn’t scale well for industrial transportation.
However, airship technology offers a viable solution that’s not only energy-efficient but could even potentially generate more energy through its flight.
With mounted photovoltaics, airships could supply an actual energy surplus, making them a highly sustainable transportation option. By exploring all available options, it’s clear that airships are unrivaled in their ability to conserve energy and promote sustainability.
Hydrogen industry opportunities
Transportation is essential for our modern society, but it comes at a significant cost to the environment. From air pollution to noise and land use, the negative impact is undeniable. That’s why we believe hydrogen-powered transportation is the future, and it presents a tremendous opportunity for the industry to innovate and create a more sustainable future for all.
The highest energy density fuel is Hydrogen
Hydrogen is considered the highest energy density fuel, as the energy contained in 1 kilogram of hydrogen gas is roughly equivalent to the energy in 1 gallon (6.2 pounds, 2.8 kilograms) of gasoline.
While electric batteries are often seen as a potential solution for achieving a zero-emission society, hydrogen appears to be a more promising alternative. One of its key advantages is its ability to carry more energy per kilogram than conventional fuels, making it a more cost-effective option overall.
That’s why we believe it makes perfect sense to use hydrogen to transport hydrogen. And when we do, airships provide an efficient way to connect producers and consumers, while minimizing our environmental impact.
Allowed as a lifting gas in Australia
According to the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the use of hydrogen as a lifting gas is permitted in Australia.
This presents a significant market opportunity for local development of this technology, especially since hydrogen usage as a lifting gas is currently not allowed by American and European regulators.
Producers and consumers
The Australian government has recently increased its focus on Hydrogen production as part of its environmental policies. However, the market for Hydrogen is not yet mature enough to provide enough supply to meet demand.
This is where a Hydrogen-powered airship could play a key role as a bridging solution, connecting producers and consumers. By doing so, it could help to improve the availability of Hydrogen and increase understanding of its potential as a way forward for sustainable transportation.
A transportation network makes markets more competitive. Economists often study resource allocation—that is, how specific goods and services are used. A transportation system improves the allocation process because it widens the number of opportunities for suppliers and buyers.
New technologies & Industry lead
In a last decade the Australian economy has undertaken significant transformation from its long-term mining and farming focus to becoming an industry leader in multiple areas such as ICT and Aeronautics. However any new technology is greatly encouraged to provide a competitive advantage to the economy.
Our airship project has the potential to establish an industry lead in this field providing prime access to numerous patents and unique new technologies developed alongside with the project’s development.
New transportation options
The demand for transporting medium to large-scale payloads over long distances is high in industries such as mining, transportation, and government agencies. However, logistics often become a nightmare, requiring significant investments of time and resources.
With airship technology, this problem can be solved, as it offers an efficient point-to-point delivery option that is precise and requires little to no compromise on factors like cargo weight, size, or landing/take-off area.
Australia’s tourism industry is a major contributor to the country’s economy, offering ample opportunities to local businesses.
With the use of airship technology, tourists could enjoy breathtaking views of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, such as Uluru at sunset, Sydney’s harbour bridge, Queensland’s Carnarvon Gorge, and Tasmania’s Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
This unique experience, inside the complete silence of a majestic airship, would undoubtedly be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many.
Monitoring & Surveillance
Earth observation is a critical discipline aimed at promoting sustainable development, reducing poverty, enhancing prosperity, and improving people’s well-being while safeguarding the environment.
Despite the numerous tools available, there is currently no platform that can deliver the services provided by an actual airship. With capabilities ranging from fisheries monitoring to data collection for local farmers and border security, an airship platform offers an unprecedented opportunity to better understand our world’s current problems and potentially contribute to their solutions.
Modern militaries require the ability to quickly and efficiently transport troops and equipment over long distances.
A technology that can autonomously deliver bulky cargo to those in need, while requiring minimal transportation resources, would be a valuable asset in both peaceful and challenging situations.
Such an option would provide an excellent complement to existing airlift capabilities, further strengthening military logistics and operational effectiveness.
Instant emergency telecommunication
Effective communication during and after a disaster is crucial for a successful response and recovery. It enables first responders, support systems, and family members to connect with individuals and communities affected by the disaster.
While mobile technology has made communication easier, relying on GSM signals may not be an option in natural or civilian disasters. In such cases, an enhanced airship can be dispatched to provide temporary telecommunication options to those in need.
New travelling options
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes in our modern society, challenging the way we travel and interact with one another. As a result, there has been a growing need for new travel options that are not only safe, but also sustainable and efficient. Airship technology can offer a new mode of transportation that meets these demands, providing a viable solution for both short and long distance travel.
The global rise in demand for air travel, coupled with staffing shortages, has led to significant delays and congestion in airports worldwide. With limited options for building new airports or expanding existing ones, airship technology offers a promising alternative.
Airships require minimal, or even no, runway space and have a much smaller overall impact on airport infrastructure. This can help distribute passenger and cargo traffic more evenly and reduce stress for all involved in the travel industry.
In fact, airships could even offer the opportunity to travel with pets on board.
More private space
Maintaining a safe distance between passengers is a critical measure in countering pandemics, but it can be challenging to achieve in conventional transportation systems without reducing their capacity significantly.
Airships offer a solution by providing ample personal space that is not restricted by cabin space, rails, or road size. Unlike other modes of transportation, airships allow for greater flexibility and comfort with no penalties for additional space.
This means that passengers can enjoy more private space, which is crucial for a comfortable and stress-free journey.
Why fast when you can take it slow
For the past decade, we’ve been conditioned to believe that faster is always better, with many companies striving to develop transportation options that can transport us from Sydney to New York in just a few hours. But what if this isn’t necessarily the case anymore?
With an airship, you could enjoy a cabin with good food and beverages, access to a fitness club, a cinema, and the best internet broadband (Starlink). You could also have access to a viewing platform for beautiful sunsets and unlimited servings of the best Brazilian coffee. With all these amenities, would you really mind if the trip took three days instead?
Plus, you can say goodbye to motion sickness and jet-lag – making the journey all the more enjoyable and relaxing.
There are so many beautiful places around to visit, there is still so much to do and achieve – let’s write another story together.
There are countless breathtaking places waiting to be rediscovered in a peaceful, sustainable way that leaves no trace of our presence.
From Machu Picchu and the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Amazon Delta, Mount Everest, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, these destinations offer unforgettable experiences that leave visitors speechless and create cherished memories that last a lifetime.
Contribute, help and share
A platform capable of delivering is in high demand for various forms of exploration, including but not limited to humanitarian aid and relief, aerial photography, rescue and supply missions, environmental monitoring, animal census, civil planning, air quality monitoring, and resources mapping.
Open new research options
The potential for airships to facilitate research and exploration is immense. From studying the Earth and its atmosphere to delving into the depths of space, airships could open up new avenues for discovery and innovation. Research areas such as astronomy, radio-astronomy, material science, and human physiology and psychology could all benefit from the unique capabilities of airships.
With their large size and mobility, airships could enable researchers to conduct experiments and observations in ways that were previously impossible. For example, imagine a radio telescope the size of an airship hovering in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, allowing scientists to study the universe in unprecedented detail.
We at BBBlimp strongly believe that airship technology deserves a second chance. With the advancements and progress made in the past century, we can now build a new generation of airships that are not only complementary but also superior to many of today’s transportation options.
If you share our enthusiasm for dirigibles and have a passion for engineering, we welcome you to join us on this exciting project. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to express your interest.