Intelligent Energy Showcases Light-Weight Fuel Cell Stacks For UAVs at InterDrone

Published on Wed 7 September, 2016

Intelligent Energy, the UK energy technology company, will be flying a hydrogen fuel cell powered UAV at this year’s InterDrone conference, which will run from 7-9 September at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

The company will be welcoming visitors to Intelligent Energy’s stand(301) and will have its hydrogen fuel cell powered UAV on display, along with some ultra-light weight fuel cell stacks to demonstrate to visitors just how light the technology is, especially when you compare to a battery.

Julian Hughes, Intelligent Energy’s Commercial Director, commented: “The team and I will be on the stand to talk to delegates about our latest lightweight fuel cell technology. We are very excited to be demonstrating the UAV in flight.

UAVs are one of the most exciting new technologies but even with advanced batteries their value is limited. For commercial use, they need to offer better flight times and range. That could all become possible with our range extender platform. A longer flight time coupled with a quick re-fuel opens a wide range of new commercial possibilities for businesses such as UAVs for inspection of offshore platforms, search and rescue, high quality aerial photography, precision agriculture and parcel delivery and more. This could completely revolutionise the potential of UAV technology.”

Intelligent Energy will be showcasing one of the UAVs it has adapted with fuel cell technology in the Yes Fly zone at 11.25am on Thursday 8 September and again later that afternoon at 3.35pm so visitors can see the for themselves the UAV in flight.

Julian Hughes will also be speaking on a panel at the conference entitled ‘Take Charge – Battery Innovation on the Horizon Panel’ at 9am on Wednesday 7 September, where he will focus his discussion around the benefits of fuel cells, particularly for the commercial arena in terms of offering range and longevity.

To find out more about Intelligent Energy’s work on light weight fuel cell stacks for UAVs or to book an interview with Julian Hughes at the event or post InterDrone, email

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