Flying UAVs For Hours Instead Of Minutes With Fuel Cells (Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2019)

Jonathan Douglas-Smith,
Intelligent Energy
United Kingdom
 

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Presentation Summary

With Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) ecosystems on the horizon, commercial drones face one last hurdle after BVLOS regulation is in place: flight time.
 
Intelligent Energy is built on 30 years of RD&T and in more recent years, the Company has significantly light-weighted its fuel cell technology specifically for the UAV market, enabling commercial UAVs to fly for hours instead of minutes.
 
In this presentation, I will discuss the business case around the fuel cells and the incredible results from Project Rachel which showcases the potential of our fuel cells on a commercial drone: www.thehydrogendrone.com External Link

Speaker Biography (Jonathan Douglas-Smith)

Jonathan Douglas-Smith is a commercial representative of Intelligent Energy specialising in UAV products. Jonathan is responsible for market engagement and business development to facilitate the growth of the hydrogen powered UAV market.
 
Jonathan has experience in bringing new and emerging technologies to market and specialises in highlighting technical advantages of products to a non-technical audience.
 
Jonathan has an academic background in mechanical and manufacturing engineering and a strong interest in the green energy market. He has experience in the renewables industry, consumer electronics industry and the finance industry.

Company Profile (Intelligent Energy)

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Intelligent Energy is a fuel cell engineering company focused on the development and commercialisation of its PEM fuel cell technologies for a range of markets including automotive, stationary power and UAVs. We are headquartered in the UK, with additional operations in the US, Japan, India, and China.
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