UK-based fuel cell engineering company Intelligent Energy has established a formal distribution agreement with Korean-based UAV solutions company Hogreen Air.
As part of the agreement between the two companies, Hogreen will prepare and obtain Korean Certification for Intelligent Energy’s 2.4kW fuel cell power module, in order to accelerate the products presence in the Korean market.
“This is the third partnership announcement we have issued in the last few weeks which demonstrates our commitment to provide markets with our UAV fuel cell power modules and offer integration and support services,” said Lee Juby, Chief Sales Officer at Intelligent Energy.
“Fuel cells are the only viable solution for commercial UAV operators who need significant flight time and we will now work closely with our partners who are based in the US, Korea and Japan.”
“A retrospectively fitted 2.4kW mounted onto a DJI M600PRO frame with a 9L 300Bar hydrogen cylinder, could achieve a flight time of over 80 minutes compared to just 20 minutes with its battery power pack.”
Hong, Seong Ho, Chief Executive Officer of Hogreen Air added: “We are very pleased to be working with Intelligent Energy as part of this distribution agreement. We are very proud to be a company that will be a leader in the UAV hydrogen fuel cell market in Korea.
“We have developed a drone control system using the mobile communication network but have not been able to utilise this yet because of flight time limitations we experience when using batteries. We are delighted to be able to make great advances in the commercial UAV market as longer flight times are now possible.”