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Fueling Solutions for Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Drones
Drones have evolved beyond their military origin to become powerful business tools. They’re being put to work in a wide range of commercial applications, from package delivery to land inspection. While the market is experiencing exponential growth, drone technology is still challenged by limited flight durations and load capacity.
While battery powered drones are suitable for short-range drone operations, hydrogen fuel cell-powered drones overcome the constraints of batteries:
The benefits of hydrogen fuel cell-powered drones are clear, and the market is growing. In fact, the Hydrogen Council estimates that, by 2030, up to 40% of all drones will be powered by fuel cells.
Applications for Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Drones
In large commercial farming operations, gather a greater quantity of aerial data on crops in a shorter amount of time.
When filming, benefit from silent operation and extended flight times with no downtime to recharge batteries.
Cover huge amounts of land in a short amount of time to identify potential problems, like wildfires.
Longer flight times mean the ability to reach locations that are farther away and deliver more packages before refueling.
Pipelines and powerlines stretch for miles. The longer a drone stays in the air, the more quickly an inspection is conducted.
Military and homeland security teams can cover more area and complete more missions with longer drone flights.
The BayoTech Solution
Essential to the success of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered drone is a reliable, accessible sources of fuel. With the ability to transport hydrogen directly to the jobsite and refill a drone’s hydrogen tank quickly, BayoTech’s MicroRefueler is the answer.
The compact, lightweight, single axle trailer can be towed to any location the drone is being operated. It is easily pulled by a small passenger vehicle and no special hazmat license is required. Each trailer holds up to 13.8 kilograms of hydrogen and refuels up to six hydrogen cylinders to power fuel cell drones at pressures as high as 6,000 psig. Cylinders can be swapped and refilled quickly, to keep drones in operation and minimize downtime.