Microsoft to invest $50m in alcohol-to-jet fuel company

The funding will back a new biorefinery in the US state of Georgia

Jet Zero: Rolls-Royce claims to have made ‘world’s fastest’ electric plane

The plane reportedly has a top speed of more than 345mph, with its closest rival to the record previously only reaching 132mph

Solar airplane completes 62-hour flight without fuel

A plane powered by solar energy has completed a 62-hour flight without any fuel. Solar Impulse 2 took off on Thursday from Hawaii and landed in California completing its crossing of the Pacific Ocean. The plane started the journey in July last year in a flight from Nagoya in Japan to Hawaii that lasted 117 hours and […]

Solar plane takes off for around-the-world trip

A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has got under way. Called Solar Impulse-2, the aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman yesterday. Piloted by Swiss co-founder and CEO André Borschberg, the zero-fuel, single-seater airplane landed in Oman after around 12 hours, covering 400 […]