HevenDrones Launches New Commercial Hydrogen Drone: H2D55
HevenDrones Launches First Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Drone
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, HevenDrones launched the H2D55, the company’s first hydrogen-powered drone for commercial use.
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Boasting 5-times greater energy efficiency than that of a traditional lithium battery-powered drone, the lightweight H2D55 can fly for 100 minutes with a payload capacity of 7kg. The H2D55 will be unveiled at IDEX later this month.
The H2D55 is the first in a planned lineup of 3 Hydrogen fueled drones made to address lithium battery-powered drones’ flight endurance and payload capacity limitations, in addition to the long term environmental impact of lithium mining. Without needing to regularly replace batteries, hydrogen fuel cells will also lower long term ownership costs. The forthcoming models in the product line will be released over the next 9 months, and will improve upon the H2D55’s payload capacity while maintaining its flight endurance.
The carbon neutral H2D product-line is designed to be fully customizable to suit the user’s needs. Potential commercial applications range from last-mile and just-in-time (JIT) delivery, measuring the nutrient levels of soil and precision crop spraying to collecting risk-assessment data for construction companies, surveying real estate for reforestation projects and aiding emergency responders in risk assessment and delivery of life saving equipment. Meanwhile, defense applications include intensive surveillance missions and supplying greater quantities of medical aid, food and ammunition to soldiers.
The H2D55 features a control system consisting of multiple gyroscopes and supporting algorithms, considerably extending the operating limits of stable flight.
“We are delighted to bring hydrogen-powered drones to the global market and we are excited to see the expanding range of use-cases across numerous industries,” said HevenDrones Founder and CEO Bentzion Levinson. “Not only do actionable drones add immense value to key areas of our economy and society, but we are working to ensure that this value is compounded by reduced carbon emissions and general energy efficiency by using hydrogen. The H2D55 is our first step towards achieving this vision.”
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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