Intelligent Energy Exhibits Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Devices at CES 2016

Solves Battery Limitations and Significantly Extends Power Time in Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and Drones

Published on Mon 4 January, 2016

Las Vegas – January 4, 2016Intelligent Energy, the energy technology company, today unveiled a number of consumer electronic prototypes powered by an embedded hydrogen fuel cell, to significantly extend the up time of the devices and provide a solution to the battery life conundrum facing consumers today. The prototypes will be on display throughout the week at a special Intelligent Energy Embedded World event at CES 2016 and follows on from the company’s announcement on 15 December 2015 that it has developed a prototype hydrogen fuel cell powered range extender for drones.

Intelligent Energy’s presence at CES 2016 will demonstrate how embedded hydrogen fuel cell technology can untether people from the constraints of traditional energy sources and infrastructures. By embedding a hydrogen fuel cell into a phone, drone, tablet or laptop, consumers of energy can become producers of energy and have the freedom of instant energy for their electronic devices when and where they want it. The fuel cell technology fits into the existing hardware. There is no need for any existing battery technology to be removed to accommodate the fuel cell, but instead the two work side by side.

In the last 12 months, Intelligent Energy’s technology has been recognised by awards at CES 2015 (Innovation Award Honoree), Edison (2015 Gold Award winner) and Business Green (Breakthrough of the Year and Technology of the Year). "Our award winning technology can be scaled up or down for a vast range of commercial applications either to independently power the device or complement the existing battery,” said Julian Hughes, Acting Managing Director for Intelligent Energy’s Consumer Electronics Division. “The addition fuel cell provides a dual power source to extends device life by up to an entire week.

“The existing grid infrastructure was not designed to keep up with today’s power requirements and alternatives need to be developed, which is where we come in. What we are aiming for is to mobilise energy production for consumer electronics and unleash the potential to realise a true global wireless economy.”

Intelligent Energy recognises the importance of energy on demand as consumers are more connected and mobile than ever, with experts predicting that there will be upwards of 50 billion connected objects by 2020.

  • Embedded World at The Venetian Hotel (Tuesday, January 5 - Saturday, January 9): An Intelligent Energy event at CES 2016. To make an appointment to discover how embedded fuel cells could power your consumer electronics device or to view the prototype, please email: or (media).
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, North Convention Center, South Pacific Ballroom (Monday, January 4): CES Unveiled Las Vegas is the official media event of CES.
  • Showstoppers @ CES, Wynn Hotel, Lafite Ballroom (Wednesday, January 6): ShowStoppers @ CES is a tabletop showcase where companies set-up their products for demonstration for media and analysts.

About Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy Holdings plc is an energy technology group which develops efficient and clean hydrogen fuel cell power systems for the global automotive, consumer electronics, distributed power and generation markets – from powering zero-emission vehicles to compact energy packs for mobile devices and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.

Working with international companies, Intelligent Energy aims to embed its technology in mass market applications to solve the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating everyday energy solutions to power people’s lives. The Group’s intellectual property and expertise is based around proprietary fuel cell technologies, which are the product of over 25 years of research and development. Its patent portfolio includes more than 1,000+ patents granted and 1,000 patents pending across over 400 patent families. The Group also maintains a significant body of confidential know-how and trade secrets.

With its principal facility and headquarters in Loughborough, UK, the company also has operations in India, Japan and Singapore, a commercial office in Silicon Valley, USA and development facilities co-located at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in Grenoble and at NASA in Florida, USA. Intelligent Energy Holdings plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has an ADR program in the USA (LSE: IEH; ADR: INGYY).

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