Commercial UAV News: BMPower Building Hydrogen Fuel Cells for UAVs

07.05.2018, 03:00

In our efforts to find and write about alternative and innovative ways to power UAVs, we have encountered many interesting proposals. Those innovations include small rotary engines, fuel cells, hybrid models and battery-recharging contraptions which extend current TITA (time in the air) beyond the unacceptable levels of today.

But those are not the only innovative ways to power a drone. Hydrogen fuel cells represent a solid alternative to replace Li-ion batteries in mid to large size drones, and their efficiency in terms of weight/power ratios are increasing rapidly. During the recent Commercial UAV Expo Europe, we had the opportunity to visit with a company that is looking to pioneer this exact type of innocation.

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