Exosonic, Inc., an American supersonic transport aircraft developer, has reportedly inked an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Twelve, a carbon transformation company. This initiative has been taken in a bid to collaboratively work on ensuring a 100% compatibility of the sustainable aviation fuel of Twelve with the supersonic jet engines of Exosonic.
Notably, the USAF (United States Air Force) provides support and funding for the two California-based startups to boost their research and growth. They are apparently working with the USAF through various independent, Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored SBIR (small business innovation research) contracts.
Most recently, the carbon transformation company has announced the production of its first fossil-free jet fuel known as E-Jet from CO2 electrolysis, under the support of USAF. This development highlights a scalable, energy-efficient path to de-fossilization of global commercial and military aviation. Meanwhile, the supersonic transport company has gained USAF support to develop as well as modify its commercial supersonic airliner to act as an executive transport vehicle.
Norris Tie, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Exosonic, has reportedly stated that the company is excited to collaborate with a developer of carbon-neutral jet fuel to accelerate the shift of the aviation sector to more sustainable solutions. It is also looking forward to collaborating with the carbon transformation firm to use its fuel in the supersonic airliner as well as other supersonic UAV product lines.
According to Twelve’s Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Flanders, a significant transition of the global economy away from the use of fossil fuels requires a collaborative approach, especially in the air travel sector. The company is aware of the fact that creating drop-in-ready jet fuel from CO2 can ultimately help reach the carbon-neutral target. Its recent collaboration with Exosonic is expected to allow long-distance, supersonic aviation and consequently minimize emissions.