Skydweller is promoting the use of hydrogen fuel cells and clean energy technologies in order to not only reduce the carbon footprint of aircraft but additionally to optimise the technology.

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The project’s primary objective is to develop and integrate key hardware and software that can leverage the clean technology to increase efficiency and performance.

To date, the areas of focus for the Skydweller includes hydrogen fuel cells, a lightweight hydrogen storage system, advanced battery modules, and advanced mission management software.

Once complete, Skydweller will transition into ground and flight testing of new technologies.

This perhaps indicates a viewpoint to the future with hydrogen fuel cells not only recognised as a means to decarbonise mobility but also to optimise certain applications and pave the way forward for further innovation.

Dr. Robert Miller, CEO of Skydweller, said, “Furthering perpetual flight aircraft for solving next-generation government sensing and monitoring solutions is critical to national security.

“This collaboration will accelerate the development of our platform, providing a viable, carbon-neutral solution which expands the aircraft mission capabilities significantly.

“This contract allows Skydweller to continue supporting the Department of Defense by addressing the current needs of our Combatant Commands and creating military-grade unmanned aerial systems that can operate safely and reliably at record endurance in various, changing environmental conditions.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.