Drone hydrogen can fly for hours

Dec

16

2015

Technology company Intelligent Energy has a distance extender ‘for drones announced the hydrogen used as fuel. The too with a fuel cell range extender gives executed drones the ability to fly by and soon to take off again after an exhausting flight session.

The Company believes that to solve two major shortcomings of drones, which range and speed of charging batteries. By combining the fuel cell with a battery can according to be flown to several hours Intelligent Energy. Will also load more quickly; changing a fuel cell can be in a few minutes.

Intelligent Energy worked among others together with Boeing Phantom Works during the development of the first aircraft was powered by a fuel cell: the Phantom Eye. Also produced the Airbus with an auxiliary fuel device based on fuel cells. In the past fourteen months, the self-company tested different configurations for drones, including a hybrid system and a system with only a hydrogen fuel cell.

From the investigations, it is now in the first instance, the hybrid version emerged as usable device. The company will demonstrate the range extender at CES in January in Las Vegas.

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