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    Expert: Unsafe lithium-ion batteries mean EV sales predictions were off by "more than a factor of 10"

    The mystery of potentially dangerous lithium ion batteries continues to hang over sales of vehicles using this technology. Experts who recently testifyied before the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that failure of the technology has slowed development of electric cars and ...

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    Report: Tesla's Musk calls Boeing 787 Dreamliner batteries 'fundamentally unsafe'

    After offering to help Boeing with its lithium-ion battery problems, Elon Musk is somewhat raising the stakes. Musk, who heads both Tesla Motors and space exploration company SpaceX, has now called the batteries in the Boeing 787 "inherently unsafe" in an e-mail to trade publication ...

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    Report: Elon Musk ready to help Boeing with 787 Dreamliner lithium-ion battery problems

    With keywords like lithium-ion batteries, "thermal runaway" and Elon Musk, had we not read any further, we would have figured this story was some disastrous news about Tesla Motors. Instead, it's about airplanes. Specifically, Boeing's new Dreamliner. The small fleet of 50 Dreamliners that are ...

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    Boeing predicts renewable fuel to supply 1% of commercial aviation industry by 2015

    Boeing's prediction that one percent of the commercial aviation industry will be powered by renewable fuels by 2015 may sound trivial, but converting any meaningful portion of the industry over to the plant-derived biofuels could lay the foundation for future exponential growth. Boeing is ...

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    BioJet sets new record; Air New Zealand announces Dec. date for 747-400 biofuel flight

    Click above for a gallery of the BioJet I
    A year ago, the Biojet I made a successful flight over Nevada using 100 percent biodiesel. This week, Green Flight International is back with the announcement that the BioJet I, an old L-29 military aircraft, flew across the U.S. burning pure biodiesel. ...

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    Airlines raise prices to cover rising cost of fuel

    Yes, the price of a gallon of gas has risen considerably in the past year. How, though, would you feel if the increase had been ninety percent? That would put a dent in your pocketbook, right? That's exactly what has happened to the price of jet fuel. In an effort to stem losses, major carriers ...

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    Boeing fuel cells up in the air

    Fuel cells seem to be everywhere from Suzuki motorcycles to the Honda FCX Clarity and now Boeing has them literally taking off. Of course, it's not the first time a fuel cell has been off the ground but it may well be the first time it has been the source of the motive force.Using a two-seat Dimona ...

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    Quantum and Boeing join forces to develop hydrogen storage technology

    Quantum Fuel Systems has announced that the U. S. Department of Energy has selected their project to develop next-generation hydrogen storage tanks with partner Boeing. Their target is to manufacture hydrogen storage tanks from composite materials that can withstand high pressure but, and here's an ...

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    John Travolta flies a hybrid Boeing jet?

    Last night during the Oscar telecast, host Jon Stewart joked to the audience, "Whoever owns the Boeing 707 parked on La Brea Avenue, your landing lights are on." As actor/aviator John Travolta ran onstage and bolted through an exit, Stewart comforted the glitterati, telling them, "Don't worry, it's ...

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    eBay find of the day: Bradley GT powered by a jet engine

    Let's get this straight right off the bat: this is not a green car. But, since we've shown you Jay Leno's EcoJet, we thought that you might like to take a look at something along those same lines... only much, much cheaper! Like Leno's EcoJet, which is based on the underpinnings of a modern ...

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    NASA and Boeing announce the first flight of the X-48B Blended Wing Body

    Developed by Boeing with participation from NASA and built in England by Cranfield Aerospace Ltd, the X-48B was given its first flight tests yesterday, which it seems to have passed. The 500 pound "flying wing", which sports a 21 foot wingspan, was flown remotely by a pilot on the ground. The ...

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    First flight using biofuel to take off soon from Boeing and Air New Zealand

    Boeing and Air New Zealand (Air NZ) are finishing the last details to test a plane running on biofuels. The fuel is made up from algae that develop in sewers, with a patented process by Aquaflow Bionomic, a company from New Zealand.Should the project be successful, it would be the first time a ...

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    Boeing likes algae as a source for new biofuels

    Following up on the announcement from Virgin Fuels earlier in the week of their intention to work with Boeing to demonstrate biofuel in a 747-400. Now comes further information that Boeing considers algae as the best prospect as a source for aviation fuel. The aircraft manufacturer will be focusing ...

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    Boeing and Virgin Atlantic to work on biofuels for aircraft

    Boeing and Virgin Atlantic yesterday announced a deal for the airline to purchase 15 of the new 787-9 aircraft and form a new environmental partnership. The first 787 is expected to start final assembly in the next few weeks and will take to the skies for the first time later this year. It has been ...

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    Boeing and other partners create the first hydrogen fuel cell powered airplane

    Boeing is getting an early start on what it sees as a possible emerging market, that of hydrogen fuel cell powered electric airplanes. They have created an electric airplane which generates its electricity from a fuel cell. The machine is a standard propeller driven plane with a 53.5 foot ...

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    Big dollars for renewable military jet fuel research

    The U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) Defense-Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded $5 million in funding to the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota to develop a bio-jet fuel for the U.S. military. The bio-jet fuel will need to be ...


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