New Partnership Explores Hydrogen Powertrains in Unmanned Aircraft

H3 Dynamics will develop and supply fuel cell powertrain solutions and Universal Hydrogen will provide green hydrogen fuel logistics using its modular capsule technology By Phoebe Grinter / 06 Apr 2022
H3 Dynamics team

Universal Hydrogen Co. and H3 Dynamics have formed a new partnership in hydrogen aviation in order to leverage their respective strengths to build scale with greater speed in the hydrogen aviation space.

“New industries are seldom built by one individual or one company. They require coalitions and ultimately entire ecosystems,” said Taras Wankewycz, founder and CEO of H3 Dynamics. “At H3 Dynamics, we have more than a decade of experience in hydrogen-powered flight, with a focus on powertrains for unmanned—and soon manned—aircraft. And as Universal Hydrogen is clearly positioned to lead the market in hydrogen fuel services for aviation, it is natural for our companies to work together to make true zero emissions flight a reality.” 

The collaboration will initially focus on the full range of unmanned aircraft, from small drones to large unmanned cargo delivery, with H3 Dynamics developing and supplying fuel cell powertrain solutions and Universal Hydrogen providing green hydrogen fuel logistics using its modular capsule technology. 

“This partnership is an instant force multiplier for the scale and reach of both companies and will enable us to move faster to offer true zero-emissions solutions across a broad range of aircraft. For this reason, we are also looking at standing up a joint R&D center in Toulouse, France, as Toulouse is a critical talent hub for us both,” said Paul Eremenko, co-founder and CEO of Universal Hydrogen Co. “Energy transition for a complex and expansive sector like aviation requires a whole-value chain approach, where each segment of the hydrogen value chain is ready at the same time. This collaboration between H3 Dynamics and Universal Hydrogen allows us to complete the hydrogen value chain for several rapidly growing aviation segments, and to do it much more quickly.”

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