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Cutting-edge ‘seagliders’ will be built in Rhode Island

By Alexa Gagosz Photo: Regent Craft
The Moore Brothers Company, a composite manufacturing, research, and development firm, will join forces with Boston-based Regent Craft to create a new, cutting-edge seaglider, an innovation that will combine “speed, comfort, and navigation systems of…
01/13/22
                                                               

Aviation hunts for the Tesla of the skies to drive electric revolution

By Howard Mustoe Photo: ZeroAvia
Carmakers are racing ahead in developing faster, cheaper electric cars. The industry is on track to create one that costs less to run overall than a petrol car within the decade....
11/21/21
                                                               

This Software Aims to Make Your Flight Smoother—and Help the Planet

By Aarian Marshall
Fastening the seat belt buckle and knowing your flight is on its way to its destination: Nice. Getting stuck in a tarmac traffic jam and waiting for your flight to take off: Not so nice.…
09/28/21
                                                               

Follow the Money: Are electric flying cars ready for takeoff?

By Eric Wesoff Photo: Corbis via Getty Images
Canary Media just covered the tidal wave of cash going into grid-scale energy storage and the bubble building up around the more speculative subset of long-duration energy storage. This rush toward energy storage is not…
09/27/21
                                                               

New Declaration Calls for a ‘Decade of Climate Action’ in the Travel Sector

By Mary Mazzoni
Well over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, and anyone who loves to travel is undoubtedly missing the adventure of exploring parts unknown. While it will likely be years before global travel returns to pre-pandemic…
09/27/21
                                                               

US airlines are planning to unnecessarily burn 20,000 tons of CO2 per day because of FAA rules

By Nicolás Rivero, Clarisa Diaz & David Yanofsky
A proposed rule change from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prompted airlines to change their schedules and dramatically increase their carbon emissions by burning millions of gallons of jet fuel. It’s the result…
09/24/21
                                                               
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The climate can’t wait for electric planes. Sustainable fuel may be the answer

By Hanna Ziady
More than 50 airlines, oil companies and other companies, including Delta (DAL), BP (BP) and Boeing (BA), pledged on Wednesday to replace 10% of global jet fuel supply with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.…
09/23/21
                                                               

Biden administration sets goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050

By Ian Duncan Photo: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News
The administration says boosting the use of fuels made from waste or plants could cut emissions from flying 20 percent by the end of the decade
09/09/21
                                                               

DOE Announces Nearly $65 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. These investments will advance technologies to create replacements for petroleum fuels used in heavy-duty forms of…
09/09/21
                                                               

Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation surges in trading on NYSE after SPAC merger

By Lora Kolodny and Leslie Josephs Photo: Andrew Kelly | Reuters
Shares of electric aircraft maker Joby Aviation surged more than 20% after opening at $10.62 in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the company’s SPAC merger. Founded in 2009…
08/11/21