Developing an Ultra Efficient Turbine

A detailed hand-sketch of a standard turbofan engine.

 

Presently, aviation accounts for just 5% of the global warming problem (holistically accounting for CO2 emissions, contrails and other pollutants). Fossil fuel extraction and refinement adds to that. By 2050, that number is expected to triple. 

Due to various limitations of battery technologies and power density-to-weight ratios, electric flight, while emerging, is currently not scalable or practical. 

Also emerging are proposals for blended-body airframes that can improve fuel efficiency by as much as 20%. But these still rely on conventional propulsion systems. The problem is in conventional thinking which says turbofan engine technologies have matured. We are disproving that through our current work.

We recognize the need to develop ultra high efficiency turbines that will act as a bridge between now and a time when 100% clean flight will be practically possible. Not only will aircraft operators save significantly on fuel costs, but this is a much necessary technological evolution to seriously tackle our existential climate change problem.

This month marks one year since we secured funding to begin realizing our dream.

Our turbine platform is projected to reduce fuel consumption by at least 75% over conventional turbines.

Our theoretical and early-stage results from our testbed platform show it may even be possible to exceed those expectations through our unique, hybrid-composite cycle system. We hope to see our technology emerge into use within the next two decades, made 100% in the USA! We are excited to be working toward a cleaner future! Are you?


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