December 16, 2009
Demonstration of high power density PEM fuel cell power plant

High-Power Density PEM Fuel Cell Power Plant

United Technologies Research Center has demonstrated a high-power density proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant through vertical flight.

Using UTC's proprietary high-power density PEM fuel cell technology, UTRC has achieved the following firsts:

  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008:

The first vertical flight of a fuel cell powered rotorcraft. 

  • Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009:

The first vertical flight of a fuel cell powered rotorcraft using compressed hydrogen and air. 

 

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