fuel cell technology Articles

  • Biomass-fired fuel cells

    The results are presented of a techno-economic analysis of systems integrating biomass gasification plant with phosphoric acid and molten carbonate fuel cells. The cases studied relate to the generation of electricity at a scale of 500 kWe. At this level, the plant would be suitable for small-scale commercial or industrial application and would allow for the export of surplus electricity. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cell technological innovation system in Iran

    This article provides an overview of innovation processes have been taken in the field of fuel cell technology (FCT) in Iran. Fuel cell technology is a generic technology with wide variety areas of application in automobile and energy production both for industrial and residential purposes and also it is expected to have a large societal impact on the future society. In this article concerning ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards an European Fuel Cell Strategy

     Head of Unit 'Energy Consumption Technology' At the onset of the Fourth Framework Programme for Community research and technological development including demonstration, a ten year fuel cell strategy for Europe was published in 1995 jointly by DG XII (Directorate General for Science, Research and Development) and DG XVII (Directorate General for Energy). The interest of the European ...

  • Are fuel cells the future for stationary power?

    Fuel cells are one solution for generating stationary power for industry and grid balancing, but they are currently not competitive with conventional generation. Marc Height has a look at the market and at new, lower-cost technology coming to the fore that could change the playing field. Input hydrogen and oxygen into a very particular box and, like magic, electricity is produced, alongside heat ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Sustainable development, global innovation and advanced technologies: the case of fuel cells

    This paper examines the innovation requirements of the sustainable development thesis. Focusing on the related concept of ecological modernisation, a critique is presented, which suggests that a more informed analysis of technological innovation must be taken into account in discussions about the future direction of industrial society. Proponents of ecological modernisation suggest that reform of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Strategic innovation in sustainable technology: the case of fuel cells for vehicles

    This paper explores the gap between the implied theoretical 'assumption' that development of technologies for sustainable development should be a smooth evolutionary transition and the reality of such change. Here, we identify a split between macro, long-term models of transition to greater environmental sustainability through innovation, as found in theories of ecological modernisation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Today’s fuel cell and cell phone of water and wastewater treatment

    Human waste and the health problems associated with it have been with us since the beginning of time. These problems increased at the point in history when we started using water to clean things. About 3,300 B.C., we began using it to move human waste to a different location from where it originated, further complicating the issue. Wastewater treatment didn't really begin until we started ...


  • Commercial Demonstration of a PEM Fuel Cell for Power Generation

    The chlor-alkali industry, one of the largest chemical industries in India and growing at an annual rate of 3.3%, is expected to grow along with the growing Indian economy. This MW size proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell product captures hydrogen produced in the chlor-alkali industry to create on site electricity and provide plant operators up to 20% of electricity savings. The electricity ...

  • Engineering models for fuel cell production management

    Membrane electrode assemblies are the key components of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The future demand for this product could grow exponentially if key technical challenges are successfully addressed including low cost mass production and reliable customer order fulfilment. This study reports on a multidisciplinary team effort to formulate and apply engineering models for managing the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cell heating appliances field tests

    The beginning of field tests with a new generation of fuel cell heating appliances (FCHAs) under the responsibility of Vaillant brings fuel cell technology for decentralized household energy supply into a new phase. The objective of testing the systems, which were developed in close cooperation with the US company Plug Power, is to examine how complexity and thus the systems' costs can be ...

  • Performance of microbial fuel cells on removal of metronidazole

    The microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are the focus of extensive investigation as one of the promising technologies for renewable energy generation and wastewater treatment. Two-chambered MFCs were designed to investigate the removal of metronidazole and to quantify the effect of antibiotic on the efficacy of energy generation. Using 1,000 mg glucose L−1 containing different concentrations of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Minnesota Dairy Runs Hydrogen Fuel Cell on Biogas

    Untitled Document Demonstration project with ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • An emerging approach for strategy evaluation in fuel cell development

    This is the first research paper on the topic of Taiwan fuel cell development to combine the two theoretical (AHP and FMCDM) approaches. The conclusion suggests that the priority for Taiwan to develop fuel cells are the fields of 3C electronics, power generation equipment, motorcycles and automobiles. The difficulties the industry has encountered and faced, in turn, are the technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of nitrogen limitation on performance of a microbial fuel cell

    We describe the operation of a microbial fuel cell (MFC) system operating on a synthetic wastewater (acetic acid), under conditions of increasing nitrogen limitation. Two MFCs were operated under feed conditions which spanned a range of TKN/COD values of 1.6–28 mg/g. Stable operation was observed in all cases, even when no ammoniacal nitrogen was added to the cell. Improved electrochemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interview fuel cell specialist Jan van Dokkum: ‘Hydrogen fuel cells are part of the solution’

    The promise of the hydrogen fuel cell has been a long time in the making. Where do we stand today? Is this the techology of the future – or will it stay a dream? EER talked about this with Jan van Dokkum, fuel cell expert and until a few months ago President of UTC Power, world leader in fuel cell technology. According to Van Dokkum, stationary fuel cell applications are already competitive ...

  • Who uses innovative energy technologies, when and why? The case of fuel cell MicroCHP in households

    Users can play an important role in the diffusion of sustainable energy technologies. Using a postal survey and focus group discussions, the paper explores the characteristics, motives and expectations of household users in the case of fuel cell?driven small combined heat and power plants. (Potential) users are highly educated and well off, almost exclusively male and relatively old. Their main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hydrogen-rich synthesis gas production from waste wood via gasification and reforming technology for fuel cell application

    The purpose of this study was to establish a fuel process for an advanced power generation system in which hydrogen-rich synthesis gas, as the fuel for the molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), can be extracted from biomass via gasification and reforming technologies. Experiments on waste wood gasification were performed using a bench-scale gasification system. The main factors influencing hydrogen ...


    By Springer

  • China must be encouraged to develop hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology using domestic resources

    This paper describes the current situation in China and the reasons for the rapidly increasing consumption of oil and the consequent search for new sources. Some suggestions are made for the rapid development and commercialisation of hydrogen energy systems in China using domestic resources. China could satisfy the energy demand with her domestic resources of renewable energies and depending on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cells - the environmentally friendly energy converter and power generator

    Heat engines based on fossil fuel combustion produce harmful pollutant emissions. Environmental concerns and sustainable development call for new technology for energy conversion and power generation, which is more efficient, environmentally friendly and compatible with alternative fuels and renewable energy sources and carriers. Fuel cells meet all these requirements and are being rapidly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • South Africa`s fuel cell plan risks failure without support

    An ambitious strategy to create fuel cell products for export will need incentives and cross-government backing to bear fruit, says Radhika Perrot. South Africa's Department of Science & Technology (DST) has been laboriously pushing for the development of hydrogen fuel-cell technology through an ambitious ...


    By SciDev.Net

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