Cryofuels Come Under Pressure

A carbon composite tank developed for NASA enables the move from fossil fuels to cryofuels

January 31, 2023 – Replacing jet fuel with hydrogen would be good for business and the environment. Hydrogen generates no carbon emissions and packs three times the energy per pound of hydrocarbon fuel, but there are some problems. One of the biggest is that current airplane fuel tanks can’t safely hold hydrogen. A solution is the carbon-fiber Blended Hybrid Laminate (BHL) cryotank developed by Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories (GTL) Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee.  Click Read More to learn more about GTL’s breakthrough technology.

Hydrogen: coming to an aircraft near you

Hydrogen-powered aircraft could prove to be the best way for the air travel industry to meet its bold commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. For that to happen, hydrogen must be stored safely on these next-generation aircraft, and the question is the best way to do it.

GTL and NASA Partnership to Mature Industry-Developed Space Technologies for the Moon and Beyond

NASA has selected 17 U.S. companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space technologies for the Moon and beyond. The NASA and industry teams will design a 3D printing system for NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, test a simple method for removing dust from planetary solar arrays, mature a first-stage rocket recovery system for a small satellite launch provider, and more.

GTL Featured in NASA SPINOFF Magazine

April 30, 2019 – Since 1976, NASA Spinoff Magazine has annually profiled an average of 50 commercial technologies related to NASA research and missions. In the 2019 Edition, GTL’s UCDS Software was profiled.  This software was developed to model combustion instabilities in propulsion systems.  Combustion instability is often considered the single greatest threat when developing new systems and has proven costly to address.  GTL’s modeling tools provide design engineers with new insight into how and why combustion instability occurs.  With this information, new systems can be designed-for-stability while still meeting performance requirements.  Click Read More to learn more about GTL’s breakthrough technology.