The following is a press release from California hydrogen-based aviation company HyPoint.
HyPoint Dramatically Extends Zero-Emission Hydrogen Flight Range With New Ultralight Liquid Hydrogen Fuel Tanks
NASA Award-Winning Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pioneer Has Partnered With Hydrogen Tank Maker Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories; New Graphite Fiber Tanks Offer Unprecedented Liquid Hydrogen Storage — As Much As 10x More Capacity Compared With Existing Fuel Tanks
PRESS RELEASE MAR 29, 2022
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 29, 2022 (Newswire.com) – HyPoint, the company developing zero carbon-emission turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today announced a partnership with Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories (GTL), an aerospace engineering research and development company, to integrate GTL’s advanced carbon composite “BHL™ Cryotank” liquid hydrogen fuel tanks with HyPoint’s fuel cell system. BHL™ Cryotanks have demonstrated a 75% mass reduction compared to existing state-of-the-art aerospace cryotanks (metal or composite), enabling hydrogen aircraft and eVTOL makers to store as much as 10 times more liquid hydrogen fuel without adding mass. As a result, aircraft can travel longer distances without refueling. HyPoint also announced that former GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce engineering executive Umeed Ashtiani has joined the company to lead the company’s system engineering team and oversee the implementation of the tank technology.
“Reducing weight is the most important factor for enabling longer-distance air travel with fewer stops to refuel,” said Dr. Alex Ivanenko, founder and CEO of HyPoint. “Our hydrogen fuel cell system offers better specific power performance compared with any alternative available today, opening the door to short-haul zero-emission hydrogen flight and urban air mobility. This partnership with GTL goes even further by offering aircraft and eVTOL makers a liquid hydrogen tank that is stronger and lighter than anything else on the market, thereby significantly increasing fuel capacity. By utilizing this new fuel tank technology, longer-haul aircraft may be able to utilize hydrogen for the first time while eVTOL makers can effectively multiply their flight range and operational time. We’re excited to be working with GTL to offer superior alternative power sources and accelerate the adoption of zero-emission hydrogen across the aviation industry.”
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HyPoint develops industry-leading turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell systems for zero-emission aviation, aeronautics, and urban air mobility. HyPoint’s NASA award-winning hydrogen fuel cell system features an innovative air-cooling and oxygen supply system to deliver unprecedented energy density and specific power performance compared with existing battery and hydrogen fuel cell systems. HyPoint’s lightweight, climate-independent, extended-lifespan system dramatically increases aircraft operational time and utilization rate while significantly decreasing total cost of ownership. HyPoint is backed by leading venture capital firms and has offices in Silicon Valley and the United Kingdom. To learn more, please visit hypoint.com.