Make a breakthrough in the field
of hydrogen fuel cells

About the contest

to build an active community of enthusiastic scientists and developers who will launch new start-ups and ensure the competitiveness of the Russian Federation in this field on the international market in the mid- and long-term perspective


completed
Technological barrier
to overcome the specific mass power value (W*h/kg) of the unit, which is 700 W*h/kg.
Task
Development of power plants on hydrogen fuel cells, comparable in efficiency with traditional energy sources on vehicles, for small unmanned vehicles, i.e. for ground, flying and floating drones of small size.
Requirements for equipment of the competition participants
The total mass of the power plant with fuel supply system and fuel tank, batteries
<7 kg
Average power
1,3 kW
Max power
2 kW
The duration of operation at maximum power
5 segments each for 1 minute
Output characteristics
direct current, voltage 36 V with a maximum deviation of 10%, variable load 0-2kW
Fuel
Hydrogen
Oxidizer
Natural air
Use of cryogenic reservoirs with hydrogen
not allowed
Criteria for victory
Create a power unit based on fuel cells with a capacity of 1.3 kW
Place the power plant on the multicopter platform provided by the organizersPlace the power unit on the multicopter platform provided by the organizers
Hold out in the air longer than all, but not less than 3 hoursHold out in the air longer than all of the other participants but not less than 3 hours
Called off
Technological barrier
to overcome the specific mass power value (W*h/kg) of the unit, which is 700 W*h/kg.
Task
Development of power plants on hydrogen fuel cells, comparable in efficiency with traditional energy sources on vehicles, for small unmanned vehicles, i.e. for ground, flying and floating drones of small size.
Requirements for equipment of the competition participants
The total mass of the power plant with fuel supply system and fuel tank, batteries
<7 kg
Average power
1,3 kW
Max power
2 kW
The duration of operation at maximum power
5 segments each for 1 minute
Output characteristics
direct current, voltage 36 V with a maximum deviation of 10%, variable load 0-2kW
Fuel
Hydrogen
Oxidizer
Natural air
Use of cryogenic reservoirs with hydrogen
not allowed
Criteria for victory
Create a power unit based on fuel cells with a capacity of 1.3 kW
Place the power plant on the multicopter platform provided by the organizersPlace the power unit on the multicopter platform provided by the organizers
Hold out in the air longer than all, but not less than 3 hoursHold out in the air longer than all of the other participants but not less than 3 hours

Russian and foreign legal entities are invited to participate: engineering teams, innovative companies, universities, scientific organizations.

CONTEST TIMELINE

03.07.18 - 25.12.18
Registration
20.02.19 - 20.03.19
Qualification
stage
15.04.19 - 20.05.19
Product testing
(in person)
10.07.19 - 12.07.19
Final stage
Develop technical documentation of the competition and all necessary regulations;
Provide the expertise of participants.
Dobrovolsky Yuri
Dobrovolsky Yuri
The Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Head of Laboratory of Solid State Ionics, professor, doctor of chemical sciences
Leader of the contests "First element. Air" and "First element. Earth"
Levchenko Alexey
Levchenko Alexey
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Acting head of the Department of Functional Inorganic Materials, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
Novikov Dmitry
Novikov Dmitry
INERERGY Ltd. The head of the group of primary current sources and accumulators, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
Agarkov Dmitry
Agarkov Dmitry
Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Junior Researcher, Candidate of Physico-mathematical Sciences
Belenov Sergey
Belenov Sergey
Southern Federal University, Department of Electrochemistry, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
Kiselev Ilya
Kiselev Ilya
Skolkovo Foundation, Senior Project Manager, Candidate of Engineering Sciences

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