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Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 21, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group are to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce's aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialisation capability.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2022
Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

The multi-year deal will see the Ricardo aerospace engineering team support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next generation aircraft. The project is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator programme. The company is targeting a 30% improvement in fuel efficient and commensurate reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, compared to today's most advanced turboprop engines for regional aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2022
Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

A strain-sensing smart skin that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures is ready for prime time. The "strain paint" first revealed in 2012 uses the fluorescent properties of nanotubes to show when a surface has been deformed by stress.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 14, 2022
Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce announces the development of turbogenerator technology, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power source with scalable power offerings and will complement the Rolls-Royce Electrical propulsion portfolio, enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels and later as it comes available through hydrogen combustion.
External Company Press Release
Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics announced the closing of a $4 million fundraising round led by Elron Ventures, in conjunction with Besadno Investment Group. The funds will be used to scale up operation and marketing efforts, while developing technology for additional applications.
External Company Press Release
First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

For the first time in aviation history a CORSIA certified batch of sustainable aviation fuel was delivered to a commercial airline. Neste delivered a batch of its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to American Airlines at San Francisco International Airport.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2022
Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

In recent years, thousands of refugees and migrants have fled across the seas as a result of humanitarian crises around the world. Researchers are now developing a fully autonomous drone system that can increase the efficiency and speed of response in rescue operations at sea.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 22, 2022
Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

The Israel Ministry of Defense will begin testing a robotic unmanned vehicle. The robotic combat vehicle includes a new robotic platform type, a 30 mm autonomous turret, fire control and mission management systems, and robotic autonomous kit, in addition to situation awareness systems. The vehicle also features a capsuled drone for forward reconnaissance missions, and a passive sensing kit.
External Company Press Release
100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2022
Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

The multi-year deal will see the Ricardo aerospace engineering team support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next generation aircraft. The project is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator programme. The company is targeting a 30% improvement in fuel efficient and commensurate reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, compared to today's most advanced turboprop engines for regional aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 14, 2022
Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight

Rolls-Royce announces the development of turbogenerator technology, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power source with scalable power offerings and will complement the Rolls-Royce Electrical propulsion portfolio, enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels and later as it comes available through hydrogen combustion.
External Company Press Release
First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

First CORSIA Certified Aviation Fuel Delivered to American Airlines

For the first time in aviation history a CORSIA certified batch of sustainable aviation fuel was delivered to a commercial airline. Neste delivered a batch of its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to American Airlines at San Francisco International Airport.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 22, 2022
Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

Israel Ministry of Defence to Test Robotic Unmanned Vehicle

The Israel Ministry of Defense will begin testing a robotic unmanned vehicle. The robotic combat vehicle includes a new robotic platform type, a 30 mm autonomous turret, fire control and mission management systems, and robotic autonomous kit, in addition to situation awareness systems. The vehicle also features a capsuled drone for forward reconnaissance missions, and a passive sensing kit.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 21, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group are to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce's aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialisation capability.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2022
Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

A strain-sensing smart skin that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures is ready for prime time. The "strain paint" first revealed in 2012 uses the fluorescent properties of nanotubes to show when a surface has been deformed by stress.
External Company Press Release
Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics Launches Smart Autonomous Drone Solution

Wonder Robotics announced the closing of a $4 million fundraising round led by Elron Ventures, in conjunction with Besadno Investment Group. The funds will be used to scale up operation and marketing efforts, while developing technology for additional applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2022
Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

Autonomous Drone System Could Save Lives at Sea

In recent years, thousands of refugees and migrants have fled across the seas as a result of humanitarian crises around the world. Researchers are now developing a fully autonomous drone system that can increase the efficiency and speed of response in rescue operations at sea.
External Company Press Release
100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Used on a Regional Commercial Aircraft

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.
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