Montreal, Canada: EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leader in advanced PEM fuel cell systems and integrated UAV platforms, recently launched the H2Quad 1000, a multirotor drone with 1 kg payload capacity and over 2 hours of flight endurance.
EnergyOr's CEO, Michel Bitton, stated "The H2Quad 1000 is an industry game-changer. It not only has the ability to carry 1 kg of payload for more than two hours, it can fly a distance of up to 80 km which provides unprecedented multirotor performance." He continued by saying "There is no other multirotor drone available with this capability. Even so, EnergyOr will continue to push the envelope and develop fuel cell powered multirotor platforms with even longer endurance and more payload capacity."
The extended range of the H2Quad 1000 makes it a perfect candidate for mail, parcel or component delivery, whether for commercial, medical or military purposes. By effectively tripling the delivery radius that is currently possible with existing multirotor UAVs, the potential delivery area is increased by a factor of 9 times.
The commercial market for multirotor drones used in civil applications is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years, with new uses being announced on a daily basis. Current applications include disaster response, hydro and rail line inspections, flare stack inspections, precision agriculture, search and rescue missions and film production, just to name a few. Battery powered multirotor UAVs have very limited flight times due to the relatively low specific energy (Watt-hours/kg) of existing rechargeable battery technologies.
EnergyOr will exhibit at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016 Conference and Exposition from May 2nd to 5th in New Orleans as part of the Canadian Pavilion in Booth 1821.About EnergyOr
EnergyOr Technologies Inc. (2002) is a Montreal-based Canadian company that develops lightweight and compact PEM fuel cell systems for high value-added premium niche markets. Its proprietary technology is well suited for aerospace, portable and mobile power applications, or any other application where weight is a critical requirement, including automotive. EnergyOr develops fuel cell systems that are tailored to suit its customer's specific needs, collaborating from early in the design process, through to system integration and product qualification.
EnergyOr was the first and only company to fly a fuel cell powered UAV in Canada (May 2007), and in December 2007, performed the first ever fuel cell flights in Israel. In March 2009, EnergyOr integrated a fuel cell system into the Bird Eye 650 developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and demonstrated what is believed to be the longest endurance flight of this aircraft to date.
EnergyOr has achieved a flight of more than 10 hours with its fuel cell powered operational UAV, the FAUCON H2. The aircraft, complete with integrated avionics, executed a predetermined flight plan for 10 hours and 4 minutes, then landed autonomously just after sunset on Friday, August 12th, 2011 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. In February of 2013, EnergyOr also performed the first ever fuel cell powered UAV endurance flights in India.
EnergyOr offers fuel cell products including the EPOD line of UAV fuel cell systems, the EPAC line of portable auxiliary power units (APUs), the EDAQ fuel cell data acquisition & diagnostic system, and the HPOD hydrogen filling station. EnergyOr provides total system solutions including custom fuel cell stacks and balance-of-plant, hydrogen delivery systems, and complete system integration services.Contact Information:
Michel Bitton, President and CEO
EnergyOr Technologies Inc.,
Montréal, Québec, Canada