Battery powered electric aircraft are currently severely range limited, have a low payload fraction, thermal stability concerns, and inadequate operational efficiency for the commercial and military customer. Our fuel cell powerplant mitigates all of the above
Our modular Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant for General Aviation, Urban Air Mobility, and Military VTOL and Turboprop markets uses novel technology to overcome thermal limitations, reduce unit cost, improve performance, and enhance durability.
Aerial platforms fitted with our powerplant will have >20% improvement in range, endurance, and payload over the battery powered equivalent. We enable operational efficiency and range similar to av-gas piston and turbine driven aircraft with the energy efficiency and lower maintenance cost of electric propulsion.
A hydrogen fuel cell is an electro-chemical energy conversion device that utilizes hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity. With water as its bi-product, fuel cells provide clean carbon emission free energy.
A proton exchange membrane fuel cell, known as a PEM Fuel cell, consists of a negative electrode (anode), a positive electrode (cathode), and an electrolytic membrane. A catalyst at the anode separates hydrogen molecules into protons and electrons. The electrons flow through an external circuit to create electricity and the protons pass through the electrolytic membrane to the cathode, where they combine with oxygen to produce water and heat.
The key to our system is a light-weight modular design with novel materials and aircraft specific packaging. Our system provides the specific power and operational temperature needed for aviation power profiles and gross takeoff weight limitations.
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