I agree Ghengis they don’t but A350 and 787 are the only composite airframes so far. All narrowbodies are alu Still plenty of aluminium in the most recent design the A350 with 19% and 53% composite in the fuselage. And yes I am mucksy )
If we were to really face climate change head on we’d have to start with population growth. https://www.worldometers.info/ But for the time being, reducing our footprint is a good start. I hope afc fuel cells will be both instrumental in promoting change and also providing the solution.
Actually I’d rather a contracted manufacturer partner who has their own facility meaning we don’t have to build up our own. Fixed price contract, parts supplied by partners and an easily accountable profit per unit. Keep the overheads to a minimum...
With Kore being a failure and Covid stopping the unit being supplied to the British motor show we are lambasting Bond but what are the positives? Denora JDA, electrode life, completes units on display and contracts developing. I’m not happy with the comms, but the company is in a market that has had many failed starts. HFCells maybe are coming of age and we are ready to capitalise on this.
Daz, in the latest interview Bond states that the battery is a buffer. It’s not having to supply all the energy but picks up the peak demand keeping the cell at a nominal size for the combined output. My comment earlier for clarification was relating to the use of batteries at solar farms.
Your at it again taskmaster. Battery manufacturing takes mined metals which has an environmental and human cost. And as for batteries being embraced by me, well the Boeing 787 battery had to ultimately be put in a fireproof box with external vent after repeated fires. Nothing is safe when it contains stored energy.