A leader in electrochemical materials, PV3 Technologies, are the latest in a line of businesses that have received financial support for an innovation project from AeroSpace Cornwall.
With a grant of £45k, PV3 Technologies are using the support offered to develop advanced coatings for use in lightweight fuel cells of the type used in long range UAV’s. The Project ‘Fly’ will focus on innovations that will increase the range of fuel cell-powered UAVs, and the manufacturing technology required to deliver the innovation at large scale.
PV3 Technologies’ CEO, Dr David Hodgson said “This project supports product and manufacturing innovations within our business and will facilitate an entry point into the aerospace sector, something new for PV3 Technologies.”
The project will be led by PV3 Technologies’ COO, Dr Nick van Dijk. Nick said “We have an amazing team in PV3 Technologies that are eager to grasp new challenges such as this. We will leverage our core skills, capabilities and know-how to move into a new industry sector.”
Head of Innovation at AeroSpace Cornwall, Gail Eastaugh, ‘We are delighted to be able to support such an innovative company as they move into the energy sector, demonstrating Cornwall’s innovation capabilities. This technology will radically enhance energy creation in the unmanned aerial vehicle market and should create highly skilled jobs in the future.’
The news about project funding follows on from a successful track record in securing innovation funding for hydrogen, manufacturing and battery projects. PV3 Technologies has recently invested in new laboratory facilities that will be a critical part of this project.
To find out more about Launceston based business, PV3 Technologies go to https://pv3technologies.com/