Hydrogen-Powered Drone Launched for Defense & Commercial Use

HevenDrones’ new H2D55 drone, the first in the company’s product line of hydrogen-powered drones, can fly for 100 minutes with a payload capacity of 7kg By Caroline Rees / 16 Feb 2023
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HevenDrones has launched the H2D55, the company’s first hydrogen-powered drone for commercial use. 

The launch of HevenDrones’ hydrogen product line addresses the challenge of flight endurance and payload capacity associated with lithium battery-powered drones as well as the long term environmental impact linked to lithium mining. 

According the HevenDrones, the H2D55 has five-times greater energy efficiency than traditional lithium battery-powered drones, enabling it to fly for 100 minutes with a payload capacity of 7kg. 

Without the need to frequently replace batteries, hydrogen fuel cells will also lower long term ownership costs for organizations implementing drone technology at scale. 

The H2D55 is the first in a planned lineup of three HevenDrones hydrogen fueled drones that will be released over the next nine months. The additional models will have increased payload capacity while preserving the longer flight endurance. 


HevenDrones has designed its carbon-neutral H2D product-line to be fully customizable to the requirements of its commercial and defense clients for use cases including:

  • Last-mile and just-in-time delivery
  • Measuring the nutrient levels of soil and precision crop spraying 
  • Collecting risk-assessment data for construction companies
  • Surveying real estate for reforestation projects
  • Aiding emergency responders in risk assessment and delivery of life saving equipment
  • Extensive surveillance missions
  • Supplying medical aid, food and ammunition to soldiers

In addition to being lightweight, the H2D55 is programmed with a control system that contains multiple gyroscopes and supporting algorithms to significantly extend the operating limits of stable flight.

“We are delighted to bring hydrogen-powered drones to the global market and we are excited to see the expanding range of use-cases across numerous industries,” said Bentzion Levinson, Founder & CEO of HevenDrones. “Not only do actionable drones add immense value to key areas of our economy and society, but we are working to ensure that this value is compounded by reduced carbon emissions and general energy efficiency by using hydrogen. The H2D55 is our first step towards achieving this vision.”

HevenDrones will be officially unveiling the H2D55 at IDEX 2023, 20-24 February. 

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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