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Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 13, 2021
Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer is creating the world's first all-electric airline that moves people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The new partnership will help accelerate Archer's timeline.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2021
EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of its own autonomous urban air mobility services. The trial services include an aerial sightseeing program and aerial media shows, which will be rolled out in the partner's tourism real estate project.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 4, 2021
These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

It is unlike anything seen on today's runways: the "pod" configuration—one of several being conceptualised as part of ongoing R&D on the ZEROe concept aircraft—features a series of stand-alone propulsion systems based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Today, Airbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable the "pod" configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 23, 2020
India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's first greenfield and largest shipbuilding yard, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, has selected Siemens Energy to provide advanced marine solutions for the country's first fleet of 23 boats to be equipped with electric propulsion drive trains with energy storage integration and vessel automation technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2020
British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways has teamed up with ZeroAvia in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

The original invention of the electric motor by Faraday involved an axial flux permanent magnet motor, but ever since almost all permanent magnet traction motors have been radial flux. Now, the unique power & torque density advantages of axial flux, alongside more advanced manufacturing techniques, is leading them to make a comeback in certain electric vehicle markets.
External Company Press Release
Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 13, 2021
Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer is creating the world's first all-electric airline that moves people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The new partnership will help accelerate Archer's timeline.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 4, 2021
These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

These Pods Could Provide a Blueprint for Future Hydrogen Aircraft

It is unlike anything seen on today's runways: the "pod" configuration—one of several being conceptualised as part of ongoing R&D on the ZEROe concept aircraft—features a series of stand-alone propulsion systems based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Today, Airbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable the "pod" configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2020
British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways partners with ZeroAvia on Hydrogen Passenger Aircraft

British Airways has teamed up with ZeroAvia in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2021
EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of its own autonomous urban air mobility services. The trial services include an aerial sightseeing program and aerial media shows, which will be rolled out in the partner's tourism real estate project.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 23, 2020
India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's First Fleet of Electric Boats

India's first greenfield and largest shipbuilding yard, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, has selected Siemens Energy to provide advanced marine solutions for the country's first fleet of 23 boats to be equipped with electric propulsion drive trains with energy storage integration and vessel automation technologies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

Axial Flux Motors: Players & Applications

The original invention of the electric motor by Faraday involved an axial flux permanent magnet motor, but ever since almost all permanent magnet traction motors have been radial flux. Now, the unique power & torque density advantages of axial flux, alongside more advanced manufacturing techniques, is leading them to make a comeback in certain electric vehicle markets.
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