Technological Revolutions: Part I

Credit to Author: Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:30:36 +0000

Travel The golden spike on the transcontinental railroad was driven in Promontory, Utah, in the spring of 1869. My great grandmother immigrated from Switzerland to Utah in the fall of 1866. “We were among the first company of saints (Mormons) to travel in comfortable cars across the plains.” A few years earlier, she would have […]

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Electric Helicopter Makes Historic Flight

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 01:32:32 +0000

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft have been all the rage for a few years, but what about good old helicopters? Naturally, conventional helicopters are powered by fossil fuels, but they can be electric too. One converted electric helicopter is eager to go on an epic journey to show the potential there, and for […]

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Archer Partners With Molicel To Supply Battery Cells For Archer Midnight Aircraft

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 23:30:34 +0000

archer Midnight™ AircraftArcher Aviation has chosen Molicel to provide the battery cells for its new Archer Midnight aircraft. E-One Moli Energy Corp. (Molicel), an industry-leading supplier of lithium-ion battery cells, will manufacture and supply the battery cells for Archer’s production of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Archer Aviation has been a leader in eVTOL […]

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Reality vs Hype In Commercial Aviation: Miquel Ros Interviews Michael Barnard

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 16:00:54 +0000

Southern white rhinoceros courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife ServiceEngineers working on hydrogen, evtols, UAM, vertiports, hypersonic passenger planes, and synthetic fuels, I’m sorry your babies are ugly.

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1st Self-Flying, 4-Seat, All-Electric, Vertical Takeoff & Landing Air Taxi

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 04:39:38 +0000

California’s Wisk Aero claims that it has developed the first self-flying, fully electric, 4-seat air taxi in the world. This is its 6th generation air taxi and it is reportedly “designed to meet and exceed rigorous commercial safety standards, making it one of the safest systems in aviation,” according to Wisk Aero. But how real […]

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Orders For Eviation Alice Electric Plane Pass $2 Billion

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 03:57:45 +0000

Eviation Aircraft has just announced that the order book for the all-electric Alice airplane has passed a total value of $2 billion. Eviation is developing all-electric aircraft that are built to make flight sustainable, affordable, and a quiet solution to regional travel. On September 27, Eviation’s Alice electric plane conducted its first flight at Moses […]

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New US Hydrogen Strategy: Wrong Department, Wrong Authors

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:26:26 +0000

Hydrogen demand projection through 2100The US hydrogen strategy was positioned in the wrong federal department. It was put in the hands of people who deal with fossil fuels all day long and have a paradigm of burning them for energy, not a paradigm of electricity for energy. It fails Rumelt’s test for the first thing that makes a good strategy, and so its principles and actions will be failures as well.

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Queensland Australia Has A Fossil Fuel Revenue Problem & Wants Hydrogen To Solve It

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 16:15:33 +0000

ANU GIS map of Queensland pumped hydro resource locationsGreen hydrogen for energy is an economic dead end, not a replacement for fossil fuel revenues, and the sooner Queensland policy makers internalize that, the sooner Queensland will be able to address its economic realities.

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Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel the Solution for the Aviation industry?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 03:40:26 +0000

In a recent report from Rethink Energy, lead analyst Bogdan Avramuta makes the point that depending on “sustainable aviation fuel” — that is, kerosene created from waste — will not achieve the aviation industry’s goals of decarbonization. “The 2050 target set by the industry to itself is to halve its emission compared to 2005 levels.” […]

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Etihad Airways Plans To Bring In COP27 Delegates On A Net Zero Emissions Flight

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2022 19:30:56 +0000

Delegates to COP27 will travel to the conference with net zero emissions, rather than contributing to climate change. Etihad Airways has partnered with World Energy in order for the first Net-Zero flight powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Book & Claim to deliver sustainable and eco-friendly energy delegates. What’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)? According to […]

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