Hydrogenics Receives AeroVironment Fuel Cell Order

July 09, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Hydrogenics Corp. (Mississauga, ON) announced that it has received an order from AeroVironment Inc. (Monrovia, CA) for fuel cell modules and support and testing services. The fuel cell modules will be delivered in 2002 for installation in a high-altitude, unmanned, solar-electric, Helios aircraft.

The fuel cell modules will be part of an airborne fuel cell power system to enable continuous multi-day flight operation. The Helios aircraft is expected to use the fuel cells to power telecommunications, remote sensing instrumentation and atmospheric measurement systems. The AeroVironment project is a joint development effort with NASA's Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology program.

"We are very pleased to be playing a role in this important AeroVironment project," said Hydrogenics President and CEO Pierre Rivard. "Hydrogenics' fuel cell modules will enable AeroVironment and NASA to advance their joint development of high-altitude aircraft, and at the same time will provide Hydrogenics with valuable fuel cell system application knowledge."