Aerospace experts from US conglomerate Honeywell are teaming up with a division of the Department of Energy to devlop a compact form of hydrogen fuel storage designed specifically for longer-haul drone use.

Honeywell announced its partnership with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop the prototype of a cartridge-based storage device for use in hydrogen systems on drones. The year-long effort looks to create clean, sustainable alternatives to limited-capacity lithium batteries on UAVs deployed for shorter enterprise or public purposes, and above all the hybrid or pure fossil-fuel power of craft flown for longer-distance or -duration missions.

In addition to advancing the foundational tech involved, Honeywell will also work with NREL peers in testing, prototyping, evaluation, supply chain, and eventual commercialization aspects of the drone hydrogen fuel concept they’ve previously collaborated…

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Source: dronedj.com