Bladon Jets is pioneering the development of micro gas turbines – small, light and clean-burning jet engines which will provide a new generation of green and efficient power units.
Micro gas turbines are positioned to take over from traditional petrol and diesel reciprocating engines in a number of key applications, where their superior performance offers compelling advantages.
With its unique design expertise and manufacturing processes, Bladon Jets is leading the way in bringing this breakthrough solution to volume production for key growth markets worldwide.
The dramatic increase in the number of hybrid and all-electric vehicles under development has led to the search for the ideal range extender, a power unit which can charge the vehicle’s batteries on the move and overcome ‘range anxiety’.
The compact size and ultra-light weight of the Bladon Jets micro gas turbine make it the perfect on-board power source. Compared to the petrol or diesel piston engines which are used in current hybrid vehicles, the gas turbine also delivers cleaner combustion, much improved refinement, and requires no separate cooling or lubrication system.
The micro power generation market is already growing very rapidly, driven by the ever-increasing demand for electricity in developing countries and at remote locations, where there is no reliable power distribution infrastructure.
Generators driven by micro gas turbines provide an innovative new solution which delivers significant performance advantages. Compared to a traditional diesel generator, the gas turbine alternative offers a more compact size, reduced emissions, multi-fuel capability and very low maintenance requirements.
Bladon Jets launches a recruitment drive to support the next level of expansion at its Coventry based design and engineering department.Read more
As a key project participant, Bladon Jets attended the launch of the Proving Factory by Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.Read more
Philip Lelliott of Bladon Jets delivered a presentation at Bentley Motors, in Crewe on Tuesday 22nd January 2013, on how micro gas turbine technology can help to develop the plug in electric vehicle market.Read more
Bladon Jets has engaged with Chancery (UK) LLP to seek Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funds to complete development of its ground breaking 15kVA micro turbine generator.Read more
Staff at Bladon Jets were pleased to receive a visit from HRH The Duke of KentRead more
Bladon Jets R&D into MGT Generator And Range Extender Wins Conditional RGF3 Funding ...Read more
Bladon Jets announces it had acquired a major stake in Brayton Energy Canada, a world leader in ultra-compact, high performance heat exchangers ...Read more
Professional Engineer article with Bob Joyce of JLR highlighting Range extenders for electric vehiclesRead more
Bladon Jets micro gas turbine generator is a key element of the Pininfarina Cambiano concept vehicle power train at the Geneva Motor Show...Read more
Bladon Jets Opens New Engineering Centre to Accelerate Development of Innovative Micro Jet Engines...Read more
They have a saying in India that the British Empire is coming back - only the headquarters will be in New Delhi this time...Read more
A consortium led by micro gas turbine company Bladon Jets has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board to continue its development of an Ultra Lightweight Range Extender (ULRE) for next generation electric vehicles...Read more
A super two-seater Jaguar - called the “E-Type for the 21st century” - is a “green” electric hybrid vehicle that uses UK jet-turbine expertise to travel 900km (540 miles) on a 60-litre tank of fuel...Read more
JLR is doing all it can to lead the charge. The company has relocated its 170-strong advanced research team to Warwick University to forge closer links with academe, and plans to spend more than £100m on collaborative research over the coming years...Read more
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...Read more
RANGE-EXTENDED electric cars, like the Chevrolet Volt, have the attraction of wheels that are driven with the powerful torque of an electric motor and a battery which you can charge up at home. The all-electric range may not be so good, about 65km or so...Read more