Megawatt Electrical Motor Designed By MIT Engineers Could Help Electrify Aviation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2023 03:00:51 +0000

Aviation’s huge carbon footprint could shrink significantly with electrification. To date, however, only small all-electric planes have gotten off the ground. Their electric motors generate hundreds of kilowatts of power. To electrify larger, heavier jets, such as commercial airliners, megawatt-scale motors are required. These would be propelled by hybrid or turbo-electric propulsion systems where an […]

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Updated US Hydrogen Strategy Is Better, But Still Mostly Good For The Fossil Fuel Industry

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2023 17:35:12 +0000

DALL·E generated images of billows of black, gray and blue hydrogen with floating US dollar bills, digital artAs a living document, the strategy is still deeply flawed, but less flawed than the first one. If the DOE updates it every six months, and there’s as much movement each time, then by 2025 or 2026 it could be a good strategy.

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What Does The IEA 2023 Renewables Update Tell Us We Should Pay Attention To?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2023 02:51:05 +0000

DALL·E generated image of batteries and biofuels, digital artWe don’t need to make 25 times as much biofuel, we need to make perhaps four or five times as much as we do today. And we have to stop wasting it on ground transportation.

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Wright’s Law Enables EV Niches To Leap Into The Future, Or Not

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2023 13:06:43 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an army of identical batteries swarm a shipping port, digital artOEMs that try to roll bespoke engineered solutions, niche chemistries, or custom designed battery assemblies are making the wrong strategic decisions.

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Interview With Archer Aviation

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 29 May 2023 16:35:02 +0000

Archer Aviation is one of the firms leading the development of the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft industry. Archer Aviation has a mission “to unlock the skies, freeing us to reimagine how we live and spend time.” Archer Aviation has a goal to deploy 6000 aircraft by 2030. Archer Aviation’s early go-to-market strategy is […]

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EvChaja & BasiGo Collaborate With Kenya Airways To Facilitate An Electric Bus Ride For The Sustainable Flight Challenge

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 16:35:39 +0000

Kenya Airways (KQ) is participating in the second edition of the Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC), an initiative of SkyTeam. The initiative is a friendly competition between SkyTeam member airlines. A Kenyan Airways Boeing 787-800 (B787-8) Dreamliner took off from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol yesterday morning, and was the first Kenya Airways […]

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What Do Battery Energy Density Improvements Really Mean For Trucks, Ships, & Planes?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 17:35:13 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an airplane flying over a container ship on a sunny day, digital artThe future of all ground transportation and an awful lot of aviation and marine shipping being electric, low-carbon, quieter, and a lot less smelly is within reach. It would be rude not to reach out and grab it with both hands.

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The Pathways To Biofuels: A Survey Of Why We Should Stop Fretting

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 18:35:58 +0000

DALL·E generated image of turning plants into fuel, digital artWe have enough waste biomass feedstock to fulfill all of our transportation needs, and the market and a bunch of bright people will figure out which ones are cheapest and lowest impact.

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Deploying Electric Buses At Airports Is Easy With This Tool

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 09 May 2023 01:43:51 +0000

As the U.S. aviation industry generates 2% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions and consumes 10% of transportation energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is leading the way to find pathways to sustainability, including through sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, and new transportation options for moving small groups in dense city centers. NREL researchers recently […]

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