Chinese cuisine is all about frying things, and aircraft giant Boeing has a plan for all that used oil- it’s making it into a clean, renewable jet fuel.
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Chip Yates is an electric vehicle pioneer, and he just pioneered his way into the annals of aviation history with five (5!) world records set in a Long ESA.
The Sunseeker Duo became the first solar plane to carry two passengers when it took flight last month in Milan with Eric and Irena Raymond at the stick.
Solar Impulse 2 is getting ready for its first test flight, and you can see some of the planning that’s going into this historic flight in the video, here.
There are lots of things that might seem dangerous to people, that just aren’t. Riding a bike through city traffic, for example, can be perfectly safe if you’re not an idiot and you obey the traffic laws and wear a helmet. Motorcycles and scooters are the same way – I’ve never heard of anyone dying […]
We’ve seen more than a few new-age planes here on Gas 2, from hybrid planes to full-electric planes to solar-electric planes. They’re all ugly. The new Volare, from Italian builder Volta, is free. King. Gorgeous. Just look at the thing. I want to name it “Bettina” and do dirty things to it. The beautiful, stunning, […]
While we all know Honda makes cars and motorcycles, did you know they also make garden equipment, power generators, and even robots? Apparently they now make planes too, and their first aircraft, the HondaJet, uses 20% less fuel than competitors. The super-light plane is made from composite materials, a combination of carbon fiber (often used […]
I do not care for flying for a number of reasons. Mostly though, because I find the seats too small, the cabin too cramped, the the bellowing of jet engines quite distracting. I’d really rather drive than fly, though I realize that isn’t always an option. Airlines have been hit hard by the economy, and […]
Air travel is often hailed as the safest form of travel, and there is something to be said for getting where you need to go in a hurry. Of course, to cruise six miles or more above the Earth going hundreds of miles per hour requires highly combustible jet fuel. Lots and lots of it. […]
[social_buttons] Today, Rentech, Inc. announced that it will be supplying renewable synthetic fuels to eight airlines for ground service equipment operations at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This multi-year agreement will supply the airlines with up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable RenDiesel. The airline purchasers under the agreement with Aircraft Service […]
The flying car has been the inventor’s enigma since the dawn of motor vehicles, but using a simple fan and parachute combo, a British engineer has created the an ethanol-powered road-legal flying car with a range of 180-miles. Best part? All you need is a one day course and a powered-parachute license to fly the […]