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Progress with Electric Powered Aircraft

Oct 9 2017
Recently we discussed the advancements in the electrification of aircraft power systems.  For the short haul traveler, typically under 1000 miles one way, this is a boon for both the traveler and the industry.  Reduced operating costs may be passed on to the public.  But, as with any new technology, it will take time to recover the R&D costs, and the implementation. A reduction in the need for foreign oil benefits everyone.  It should be noted that even with the electric engines used to power these aircraft, there is still the need to keep these batteries charged while in flight. A small turbine engine is used to keep the batteries charged.  In the early stages of the implementation of this technology, a 50% savings in jet fuel is predicted. As the technology metamorphosizes, these savings will surely increase.

Thank you to two of our stockholders for bringing these articles to our attention.  We hope you find this of interest.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/10/05/boeing-backed-electric-hybrid-airliner-set-to-hit-market-in-2022.html


https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/zunum-brings-silicon-valley-startup-style-to-electric-airplane-concept/

A Peek Into Pellet Production

Oct 4 2017
Many of our Shareholders who were not in Evansville last fall for our shareholder vote have never seen our production facilities.  This first picture is plastic being loaded into the extruder.



The Technician adjusts the extruder for the correct temperature and flow to produce the correct size pellet



The extruder produces the pellets, and shoots them onto sorting table.  The pellets are sorted for size, and fall through the sorting table into bins below.  Any pellets of the wrong size are evacuated off the table and disposed of.  The cloth is there to slow the evacuation of pellets, or they would end up everywhere.



The sorted pellets are then dumped into buckets, and placed into boxes for shipping.  These pellets are destined for Detroit, Czechoslovokia and Asia





The Future of Travel? Electric Aircraft

Sep 20 2017
When we think of travelling long distances, an automatic thought is; do I fly or do I drive? The over-riding considerations are; time and cost. We have been told time and again we are in more danger driving to the airport than we are on the flight from points A-B.

Electric cars make driving less expensive, that’s a given. So electric aircraft should make air travel less expensive too. That makes sense to me as a pilot. And so it seems makes sense to major manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, as well as small startup companies, who are in process of developing electric aircraft for civil and commercial aviation.

The fundamentals of flight are well known and understood. Thrust provides forward motion, and lift occurs as air is forced over an airfoil. Current fuel prop and jet drive engines have been around for decades and are incredibly reliable. But what about an electric motor driving a prop or a turbo fan engine? That requires batteries, and most likely a bunch of them.

There are a lot of considerations to look at in EV Aviation. But rather than detailing all my concerns, I have found some information for you to consider.

My biggest concern is what happens if a battery goes dead. And what about Electromagnetic interference? (Might be a good fit for the shielding capabilities of Electriplast) And what about the time it takes to charge the batteries? And, well there are a multitude of other considerations.

If you think about a 400 mile trip, the difference in time driving vs flying is nominal(layovers vs highway traffic).

Here are a few articles I found of interest, and I hope you do too.

https://chargedevs.com/features/flying-electric-both-startups-and-industry-giants-push-ahead-with-electric-airplanes/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/12/storedot-ev-battery-demo/


Big economies betting against oil with EV's

Sep 12 2017
The world is changing its view of consumption of fossil fuels.  Within the United States, many states have made it clear they are separating themselves singularly with a strong push toward Electric Vehicles(EV's).  Globally, population/GDP powerhouses such as China and India are asserting themselves in the same directions.

The USA with a 2016 GDP of $18.6 Trillion, China with a GDP of $11.34 Trillion. and to a lesser but significant $2.2 Trillion for India, globally countries are exerting their muscle against the need for fossil fuels.  This is expected to continue and expand as EV's become more mainline and affordable.

Who's going to make the payments on all the palaces in the oil producing countries?  They have lots of oil.  If the market shrinks, are they going to charge more for oil?  Heavy equipment such as semis, excavating, are all being built and tested on EV platforms with great success.

There is a tsunami coming, but its doubtful there will be as much oil on top of that wave in the future.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-electric-cars-2030-fossil-fuel-air-pollution-piyush-goyal-climate-change-a7711381.html


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-plans-ban-sales-fossil-160134949.htmlhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-plans-ban-sales-fossil-160134949.html


http://countryeconomy.com/countries/compare/china/indiahttp://countryeconomy.com/countries/compare/china/india


https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&met_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cd&idim=country:USA:CHN&hl=en&dl=en
 


BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES - THE WAY FORWARD

Sep 11 2017
We found this article to be of great interest, we hope you do too

http://gowlingwlg.com/PDF.aspx?docPath=/en/united-kingdom/insights-resources/battery-technologies-the-way-forward&culture=en-GB

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