The drone industry saw dramatic growth in the past year and is showing no signs of slowing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that over 300,000 people have registered as drone owners in the US alone, as of January 2016, after estimating that 1 million drones were sold during the 2015 Christmas period. Outside consumer markets, drones also continue to find numerous, new commercial applications. In the UK, the police force will start using drones in high-risk situations.
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Today, we are excited to announce that Intelligent Energy has developed a prototype of a hydrogen fuel cell powered range extender for drones, which will be unveiled at CES 2016. The range extender offers longer flight time and fast re-fuelling capabilities, addressing two of the biggest challenges for manufacturers of battery-powered drones.
When global crises erupt - whether they are natural disasters, riots or the Ebola outbreak - we tend to immediately think big picture solutions. How will governments react? What policies and NGO’s will save the day?
But what if the solution were smaller and less centralised? In fact, new research shows that the data collected by mobile phones could be the fastest, easiest and best way to respond to crisis situations. Because we carry them everywhere, mobiles are the simplest way to track population movement and physical trends in social networks.
“Using hydrogen as opposed to batteries allows you to maximise on your renewable energy. There is no limit to how much hydrogen you can produce and store.”
If you’re reading this stateside, did you know that today is actually one of the country’s newest holidays? It’s National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, an occasion we’re pretty excited to celebrate and share here at Intelligent Energy. The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association collaborated with the U.S. Senate to officially mark off October 8, so chosen because the date represents hydrogen’s atomic weight of 1.008.
The ‘chicken and egg’ debate is common when discussing hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), what does come first: the refuelling infrastructure or fuel cell vehicles? Last week Intelligent Energy attended the opening of the first public hydrogen fuel station close to the M1. Owned and operated by ITM Power, the station produces its own hydrogen on-site via a wind turbine – and is a sign that both ‘chicken’ and ‘egg’ are developing together, and with good pace.
While we had a blast helping TechCrunch Disrupt SF live life unplugged a few weeks ago, we wanted to bring some of that great buzz closer to home. Fortunately, we got the chance to do just that this week at TechCrunch Disrupt in London. There are no shortage of bright minds and great ideas on our side of the pond, and so it was great to show off Upp amongst more local peers...
On 1 October, hydrogen specialists from some of the world's biggest industrial companies assembled in London to address an audience of investors and City analysts on the potential of hydrogen to meet our energy requirements and transform how we ...
With the launch of Upp growing ever closer, we thought that we'd give the British public a taste of life free from the grid. For one week, beginning 22nd September we set up a sneak preview booth in London's Covent Garden that gave many people their first chance to get 'hands-on' with Upp - hydrogen fuel cell technology...