Bladon Jets

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Bladon Micro Turbine (UK)
Private limited company
Founded2002
FounderChris and Paul Bladon
Headquarters
Coventry, United Kingdom
,
England
ProductsMicro Gas Turbines, Heat Exchangers, Micro Air Bearings and Automotive Range Extenders
Websitebladonmt.com

Bladon or Bladon Micro Turbine formerly was called Bladon Jets is a pioneer in the design, development and manufacture of Micro Turbine Gensets (MTGs) - using high-speed, ultra reliable and clean-burning microturbines. This British company designs the microturbine to provide electric power upto 12kW. Bladon is a British company and was also involved in the development of Automotive Range Extenders in a special project with Jaguar Land Rover.

Bladon is now focused on designing, manufacturing and selling microturbine generator sets (MTGs) to the telecommunications market. More specifically the MTGs are designed to provide reliable power to mobile telecommunications towers especially those that are located in remote areas or are connected to unreliable electric networks.

HISTORY

In 2012 it won a £3.1m Regional Growth Fund award to assist in its development of a research and development facility in Coventry, UK.

Jaguar Cars chose Bladon Jets to supply the turbines used in its C-X75 concept electric sports car to generate electricity to extend the range of its battery.[1]

The company was founded by twin brothers Chris and Paul Bladon [1] who are closely associated with the Isle of Man TT races, with the Paul Bladon Trophy awarded annually to the rider who completes the fastest lap in their class in the Post Classic event at the Manx Grand Prix. Paul Bladon died in 2008 after a long battle with cancer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jet Power: Bladon's microjets enable Jaguar turbine hybrid". The Engineer. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-11-23.

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