Advent Technologies Holdings announced that its subsidiary, UltraCell LLC, has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to focus on completing the MIL-STD certification of UltraCell’s 50 W Reformed Methanol Wearable Fuel Cell Power System.
The contract was signed with the U.S. Army DEVCOM Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center with funding through the Project Manager Integrated Visual Augmentation System (PM IVAS), which works to enhance the situational awareness capabilities of Soldiers.
This award is focused on advancing the Honey Badger for U.S. Army integration. The effort will drive efforts to complete the full MIL-STD and finalize integrated filtration for Cleaning Compound, Windshield NSN 9850-00-926-2275 to allow the use of logistically sound materials as the primary fuel source.
The cutting-edge Honey Badger is optimized to operate on a Soldier-worn plate carrier or ruck carried for “on the move” battery charging and is designed to integrate with materials already in the U.S. Army supply chain. The versatile, lightweight fuel cell was recently selected by the DoD’s National Defense Center for Energy and Environment (NDCEE) to take part in its 2021 demonstration/validation program (see announcement here). The Honey Badger is the only fuel cell to take part in this program, which is led by the C5ISR Center to support the goal of having a technology-enabled force by 2028.