Sand Silos/Batteries: A Novel Solution for Efficient Energy Storage

As the world transitions towards renewable energy sources, one of the significant challenges that arise is how to store surplus energy efficiently. Variable energy usage patterns and the intermittent nature of renewable sources like solar and wind make it essential to find effective storage solutions. One promising and innovative approach is the use of sand silos to store unused energy as heat. This method not only addresses the issue of energy storage but also offers an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative. Let’s explore how sand silos can revolutionise energy storage and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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Harnessing Blockchain for Transparent Sustainability Reporting

In recent years, sustainability has become a crucial aspect of corporate responsibility, with stakeholders increasingly demanding transparency in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. However, traditional sustainability reporting methods often suffer from issues like data manipulation, lack of standardisation, and limited traceability. Blockchain technology offers a promising solution to these challenges by delivering enhanced transparency, accuracy, and trust in sustainability reporting.

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Exploring the Viability of Hybrid Neo Engines and Their Potential to Lower Radiative Forcing

The aviation industry has long been under scrutiny for its significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and the ensuing radiative forcing, which exacerbates global warming. As the world seeks greener alternatives, the concept of hybrid engines, particularly for the new generation of engines like the Neo engines, has gained attention. This blog explores whether the development of hybrid Neo engines could be viable and how they might help reduce radiative forcing.

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Hydrogen in Commercial Air Travel: A Lofty Dream or Grounded Reality?

The aviation industry, like many others, is under increasing pressure to reduce its environmental impact. Amidst various innovative solutions, hydrogen has been hailed as a potential game-changer for sustainable air travel. However, despite its promise, the practical challenges associated with hydrogen, particularly its volumetric energy density compared to traditional aviation fuel, make its widespread adoption in commercial air travel unlikely in the near future. Let’s delve into the mathematics behind this assessment.

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Conversational vs traditional customer experiences.

I’ve been working on a project with for several months, and what those guys can do with linguistic understanding (and context) is pretty amazing.

Looking at a traditional customer experience in travel.

A traditional UI for example google’s multi-itinerary flight search form, has prescribed inputs

The customer enters data, select dates, and builds their itinerary. – comparing this to a dialogue with a travel agent the questions would be mostly the same. (“I’m interested in going to Singapore, I need to go via doha to attend a meeting but just for a day. Here’s my dates”)

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Should BA offer an easyjet style subscription model for economy passengers?

There’s been a lot of negativity against BA since they changed their service to buy onboard (for non business) on short haul flights. Is it time for BA to offer a membership scheme (Short Haul Plus) granting customers upto £25 off their short haul fares in return for an annual membership?

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The future of airline(s)

In the travel marketplace there have been a number of start-ups disrupting the norm.  AirBnB came from nowhere.  There had been peer to peer accommodation services for many years, but AirBNB came and made renting a room easy for a global audience and within a few years has become one of the market leaders.

Uber have done the same, challenging the norm for taxi services. Recently, talking to an uber driver, he expected his local taxi firm to close, and for their to only be the likes of Uber and Lyft in the near future.

These companies have formed as a startup and disrupted the norm, so whats to stop the next startup from doing the same in the airline industry?

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