Scientists created a methanol fuelled battery for the long-endurance Feye FY-36 drone. Handout

Chinese scientists create ‘game-changer’ methanol battery that keeps drone in the air for 12 hours

  • Developers of FY-36 say they overcame ‘tons of problems’ to create alcohol-fuelled battery that allows 15kg (33lb)6 drone to fly for up to 12 hours
  • With 15 test flights under their belt, Chinese team achieve methanol-powered flight before German company
Topic |   China science

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Scientists created a methanol fuelled battery for the long-endurance Feye FY-36 drone. Handout
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.