Micro Gas Turbine Range Extenders - as featured in the Jaguar Electric Supercar
Mr Paul Barrett, Executive Chairman
This presentation was given at Electric Vehicles Land, Sea & Air Europe 2011 on Jun 29, 2011.
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In 2010, Bladon Jets has announced a partnership with Jaguar Land Rover to develop a mini turbine fitted to electric cars that charges batteries on the go. Bladon Jets is leading a consortium that has been awarded funding from the UK Government's Technology Strategy Board to develop this Ultra Light Range Extender ULRE, bringing it to market before any other in the world. Jaguar Land Rover is owned by the largest automotive company in India, Tata Motors. In 2011 Tata Motors made a major investment in Bladon Jets.
Speaker Biography (Paul Barrett)
Paul Barrett is executive chairman and co-founder of Bladon Jets - one of the world's leading micro gas turbine development companies. Paul is technical innovator and a serial entrepreneur. His previous ventures have mostly been in the field of IT security, where he is a recognized leader and has a number of patents granted in his name. He holds a BSc from Sussex University and an MSc from Oxford University.
Company Profile (Bladon Jets)
Bladon Jets' patented, breakthrough technology enables, for the first time, the production of small gas turbine engines that are lighter weight, less polluting and lower cost than reciprocating engines (sometimes called reciprosaurs) used in almost all cars and small planes today.
Since gas turbine engines will run on just about any type of fuel, including LPG and bio-fuels, they are not dependent on dwindling oil reserves. Unlike hydrogen where distribution is virtually non existent, fuels for gas turbine engines use existing distribution infrastructures.