Application: Aviation

Infrastructure is next big thing in AV investment

July 30, 2020Autonomous vehicle (AV) companies are emerging from a tumultuous period defined by layoffs, delayed timelines and consolidations, but the industry remains hamstrung by lack of infrastructure, a panel of investors said during this week’s virtual Automated Vehicles Symposium.

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Skyborne Airline Academy Orders 10 Bye Aerospace eFlyers

July 24, 2020Bye Aerospace announced that Skyborne Airline Academy has completed purchase deposits for six eFlyer 2 and four eFlyer 4 all-electric airplanes to be added to its current fleet of UK-based training aircraft. Bye Aerospace paid purchase deposits now total 360 eFlyer units.

via Aviation Pros

Rethink of Aviation's Future Boosts the Case for Electric Aircraft

July 22, 2020The clear and continued damage being done to the air travel sector by the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted calls for a fundamental re-evaluation of the industry’s business model. When, how, and whether airlines will be able to safely carry passengers in commercially sustainable numbers is very much in question.

via Aviation International News

Electric aircraft maker Bye Aerospace closes $10 million in funding

July 21, 2020Denver-based Bye Aerospace, developer of the all-electric eFlyer family of FAA Part 23-certified aircraft, has raised $10 million from venture capital investors since the beginning of the year, in two separate rounds.

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IATA advocates sustainable aviation fuel investment

July 13, 2020The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is encouraging the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) investment as a means of aiding the industry’s COVID-19 recovery efforts.

via Transportation Today News

Amazon to power cargo jets with sustainable fuel

July 8, 2020Amazon’s air cargo operation is contributing to meet the company’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2040 with an agreement to purchase up to six million gallons of jet fuel made from renewable sources.

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ZeroAvia completes test flight of fuel cell airplane

July 1, 2020ZeroAvia says it has successfully completed a test flight of a commercial-scale electrified aircraft. The company’s HyFlyer, featuring the latest version of its hybrid hydrogen/electric powertrain, recently took off from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, UK as part of a program to develop large, long-range, zero-emission aircraft.

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The largest electric plane ever to fly

June 23, 2020As electric planes pass another milestone, Future Planet asks how long will it be before they are ready for everyday aviation? And just how far can they go?

via BBC

Renewable Gas 360 Webinar Series

Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

Join us on Wednesday, 6/17 for the first webinar in the Renewable Gas 360 webinar series, brought to you by SoCalGas, PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Southwest Gas, and NW Natural.

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Renewable Gas 360 Webinar Series

Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

May 29, 2020Join us on Wednesday, June 17 for the first webinar in the Renewable Gas 360 webinar series, brought to you by SoCalGas, PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Southwest Gas, and NW Natural.

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Electric-powered Grand Caravan Makes 30-minute First Flight

May 29, 2020Magnix on Thursday made the first flight with a prototype of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft powered by its 750-hp Magni500 all-electric propulsion system.

via Aviation International News

Danish Companies Partner on Sustainable Fuel Project

May 27, 2020A group of Danish companies have entered a partnership with the goal of developing a hydrogen and e-fuel production facility by as soon as 2023.  The project could deliver more than 250,000 tons of sustainable fuel to buses, trucks, maritime vessels and airplanes every year.

via NGT News

Total, Gaussin developing first fully electric aircraft refueller

May 27, 2020Gaussin and Total are jointly developing what they are calling the world’s first fully electric ART FULL ELEC (Aircraft Refueller Transporter).

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Neste Acquires Mahoney Environmental

May 7, 2020Neste, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable fuels, has announced the closing of its acquisition of its largest single investment in the U.S. to date.

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Building A Sustainable EV Battery Supply Chain: New Report

May 1, 2020Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) are conducting a research initiative focused on identifying strategies to improve sustainability and governance across the EV battery supply chain.

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Maxwell X-57 electric plane.

NASA Releases Concept Images of Electric X-57 Maxwell Airplane

April 29, 2020NASA has released a series of concept images of the X-57 Maxwell electric airplane, showcasing aspects of its final Mod IV configuration during different flight modes.

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