H3 Dynamics hydrogen drone certifies in Japan

Hydrogen-powered drones can fly longer than lithium batteries powered drones.

H3 Dynamics’ Aerostak equipped hydrogen fuel cell system has received official approval from the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (MITI).

The drone has been developed in cooperation with Drone Works and with integration support by Nexty Electronics Co. Ltd. The hydrogen-powered drone is equipped with a small composite container for high-pressure hydrogen developed by JFE Container Co. Ltd. The special drone-compatible hydrogen fuel cell system is manufactured by H3 Dynamics, which has begun working with Toyota Group member Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics for technical integration in Japan.

H3 Dynamics has recently closed a $26 million Series B financing, led by Mirai Creation Fund, managed by Sparx Group and representing the interests of Toyota Corporation and Sumitomo Banking Corporation (SMBC).

Previously, H3 Dynamics and ISOTeam Green Solutions Pte. Ltd (IGS) signed a five-year collaboration agreement to work together exclusively for Housing and Development Board, town councils and commercial and condominium building facade inspection projects. IGS will be the master agent for H3Zoom by H3 Dynamics’s suite of products and services for building facade inspections.

H3Zoom is the global artificial intelligence and robotics services arm of H3 Dynamics that turns unstructured data from physical structures into digital and interactive reports via a holistic management platform. H3Zoom covers the entire inspection lifecycle starting with the deployment of autonomous drones with specialised sensor payloads to conduct inspections of building facades based on a pre-established flight path. That data is then processed using AI to detect common defects such as cracks and corrosion.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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