Role of Government in Energy Innovation: Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator Project ‘Takes Off’

September 19, 2012

As a technology test bed, the ecoDemonstrator showcases the next steps for the integration of innovative energy developments for commercial airlines, while functionally serving as a data collection instrument for Boeing to further enhance the suite of technologies for actual flight. Even more significantly, the ecoDemonstrator presents an example of a well-formed partnership between government and industry to motivate innovation in a sector that desperately needs it to reduce its carbon emissions.