MIEEG and eVertiSKY, which are Italian and American start-ups involved in creating a new type of energy generator and designing vertiports, respectively, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The document aims to facilitate collaborative research and development (R&D) and explore possible business opportunities in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and energy generation fields.
The collaboration between eVertiSKY and MIEEG aims to make it easier to enter the market and develop operations in the US, Europe, and other relevant countries by sharing their technological and infrastructural know-how. They will act as local references for each other and offer assistance, promoting cross-border cooperation initiatives and recognising potential harmonies in the UAM sector.
“This MoU marks an expansion for MIEEG’s development that, after drones, residences, supercars and boats, extends to Urban Air Mobility,” says Angelo Minotti, CEO and founder of MIEEG. “Our patented technology has a significant geographical reach, including the EU, the US, Canada, Israel, China, HK, Korea and Japan. This coverage represents over 2.7 billion people and about 70 percent of global GDP. We see our entry into the US market, where eVertiSKY has established a presence and institutional recognition, as an exciting new chapter. We are confident that this collaboration will result in a meaningful technology-commercial relationship.”
“By aligning eVertiSKY’s vision with MIEEG’s power generation technology, we have the potential to reimagine Urban Air Mobility infrastructure,” stated Sandra Formenton, eVertiSKY’s CEO and founder. “This agreement will allow us to add MIEEG’s efficient, high-performance and sustainable solutions to the design of our vertiports. Together, we will work on research and development projects and business initiatives. Our goal is not only to change, but to become pioneers in the future of urban air mobility.”
“We are pleased to work with MIEEG, whose technology we believe will revolutionize the energy effectiveness of our project. As vertiports have high energy requirements, their sustainability poses a challenge we endeavor to resolve. At eVertiSKY, we aim to lead in developing the most efficient vertiports worldwide. With the help of MIEEG technology, we are confident we can attain comprehensive off-grid efficiency in the near future,” affirmed Giuseppe Carusi, eVertiSKY’s founder and president.
The agreement brings together two highly innovative companies (one Italian, MIEEG, and the other American, eVertiSKY). eVertiSKY aims to design eco-sustainable vertiports and has identified MIEEG technology as a solution for both the self-production of hydrogen and the generation of electricity to recharge the drones that will be stationed on the vertiport.
This innovative model has the potential to significantly increase operational efficiency by reducing dependence on traditional power sources. The MoU will initiate a collaboration that aims at sustainable UAM operations, charting the way for a greener future in this branch of industry.
MIEEG is developing an energy generator that is characterised by its performance, compact size and unique ability to utilise propellants such as methane and hydrogen also derived from wastewater. The system can be coupled with renewable sources such as solar or wind power, improving their annual capacity factor (ACF). As a result, MIEEG’s energy generator will be able to power buildings using water resources, including rainwater.
Chicago-based eVertiSKY designs advanced, ground-based and airborne infrastructure for urban air mobility. eVertiSKY’s UAM infrastructure projects act key in the interconnected UAM operations network.
The company’s role in the design and planning of Vertiporti ultimately contributes significantly to the evolution of the UAM industry.