Doosan and 42air agree for hydrogen-powered drones

42air pioneered delivery to ships in the Mississippi River, operating under visual flight rules authorised by Part 107 regulations.

Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) and 42air have signed an MoU to co-develop delivery services using hydrogen fuel cell unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Both parties will collaborate in expanding hydrogen fuel cell drone operations in maritime drone delivery and are poised to become market leaders in the drone delivery industry.

The partnership aims to create new business models and develop a service model, including specifying and integrating fuel cell power systems, automation software, logistics software, cargo handling systems, and other technologies and processes to enable the new aerial delivery ecosystem.

Doosoon Lee, CEO of DMI, said, “Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology has shown its strength in endurance by making our drone fly for two hours. By working with 42air, we will now show that this technology is happening now, not for the future, and that it is a very promising technology for drone delivery.”

Henk Goosen, CEO of 42air, added, “By partnering with DMI, we can provide safe and environmentally friendly delivery, improving the life for crews on board of ships that may be stuck in distant anchorages for a long time.”

DMI is a market leader in hydrogen fuel cell drones and delivers commercial drone platforms with fuel cell power packs to maximise drone performance.

42air is the US subsidiary of South Korean startup 42dot and specialises in autonomous Transport as a Service (aTaaS). Its technology builds on and extends 42dot UMOS (Urban Mobility Operating System) to support aerial delivery and logistics.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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