Bye Energy an integrator of alternative energy technologies is poised to provide the aviation community with a safe, economical, efficient, and quiet, low-emission "green" aircraft propulsion alternative to the internal combustion engine through an electric hybrid propulsion system. Electric aircraft have previously been progressed by NASA, PC-Aero, ETH Zurich, CAFE Foundation and others.
The company will work with Dow Kokam to design and develop an electric hybrid propulsion system for a Cessna 172 proof of concept aircraft.
Dow Kokam develops and manufactures technologically advanced and economically viable battery solutions for the transportation, defense, industrial and medical industries. The company is owned by The Dow Chemical Company, TK Advanced Battery LLC and Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (Dassault). They will use their advanced lithium polymer cell technology for Bye Energy's electric and electric-hybrid propulsion system development program for general aviation aircraft.
Bye Energy signed a joint development agreement with Cessna earlier this year to collaborate on integrating the electric hybrid propulsion system on a Cessna 172 demonstrator. The company's target market consists of new Cessna 172s and retrofitting existing Cessna 172s and other general aviation aircraft beginning in the U.S. and Europe. With an existing fleet of 43,000 aircraft the Cessna 172 is the most popular training aircraft in history. Use of an electric hybrid propulsion system provides the aircraft with a modern, turbine-like, high-tech zero emission, very low operating cost electric propulsion system.
Also attend: Future of Electric Vehicles which uniquely covers the whole electric vehicle market - land, sea and air whether hybrid or pure EV - with emphasis on future breakthroughs and including third generation batteries presented by Oxis Energy and PolyPlus battery company. Many new components and materials will be announced that are needed in aircraft such as Bladon Jets Ltd mini turbine range extenders, T-Ink Inc printed electronics and electrics and CEHMS wireless, self powered actuators and sensors.