hydrogen fuel cell Articles

  • Minnesota Dairy Runs Hydrogen Fuel Cell on Biogas

    Untitled Document Demonstration project with ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hydrogen Generator Fuel

    Hydrogen is a very valuable alternative to fossil fuel for distributed energy generation, delivering a high powered solution with minimal environmental and safety concerns. Green businesses, telecomm providers, governments, and renewable energy advocates can now produce on-demand energy for their assets, at minimal cost and using commercially available equipment. This article will look at the ...


    By Verde LLC

  • 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 ...

  • The technoeconomic assessment of the hydrogen fuel chain

    Options for hydrogen fuel chain are compared with the existing petroleum-based fuel chain for transportation. The criteria used are the life cycle cost (Rs/km), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (g/km) and Nonrenewable Energy (NRE) consumption (MJ/km). Four hydrogen production methods, one hydrogen transport method, three hydrogen storage methods and two on-board energy conversion methods are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cell backup power in Scotland

    Plug Power Inc. has installed a GenCore® fuel cell product that is currently providing backup power to a remote cellular telecommunications tower in the United Kingdom. Plug Power is providing backup power to the remote cell tower in Elgin, Scotland, in collaboration with Orange, one of the world’s most advanced and fastest growing mobile communications companies; FDT Associates, provider of ...

  • Development of a generic fuel cell model: application to a fuel cell vehicle simulation

    In this paper, a novel approach to fuel cell modelling is proposed. The model is obtained from manufacturer datasheets and is able to represent the behaviour of any hydrogen fuel cells. The simulation results are as expected with an error in the range of ±1%, provided a controlled stack internal humidity. The procedure to extract data from fuel cells datasheet is described along with the method ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Rapid Gas Chromatographic Technique for the Determination of HYDROGEN in Reactor & Process Streams and Fuel-Cell Systems

    HYDROGEN is the most prevalent Element in the Universe… the “essence of Star Stuff” according to the late, great Carl Sagan. It is the ultimate “clean” fuel, with WATER as the predominant waste product… though care must be taken to minimize its unfortunate tendency to cause explosions. Hydrogen is formed in Nuclear Reactors, from low-efficiency Hydrolysis, in smaller amounts from natural Bio-Mass ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • 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

  • How Many Cells do I Need in my Fuel Cell? (Simple Fuel Cell Design Guide)

    As with Electrolyzers on my previous post, there are many nuances in the optimal design of a Fuel Cell.  The proper selection depends on the application, type of fuel cell, component selection and design (MEAs, flow fields, etc.) and a host of other factors.   However, I will start with a simple tool that will help determine some ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • 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 ...

  • Why is Humidity / Moisture Control Important in a Fuel Cell?

    The root of all of this is that Nafion membranes must stay hydrated to function properly. If they are not fully humidified the conductivity decreases and therefore more of the electricity is converted directly to heat before it leaves the membrane (I2R heating). If it gets too dry it basically stops functioning as a proton transporter. ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • The hydrogen loop: the means for making the hydrogen economy realistic

    The hydrogen economy has already started with the introduction of the Ovonic nickel metal hydride battery, which has enabled the rapid growth of hybrid vehicles. Reversible storage of hydrogen in a solid hydride permits the entire loop of hydrogen generation, storage and use, all of which have been placed some time in the future. It is often stated that the hydrogen infrastructure does not exist ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new application of hydrogen

    A new application of hydrogen is being deployed which is helping solve humanity’s ever-evolving energy woes. Traditionally, hydrogen has a large number of applications – used in everything from industrial products to food packaging. Ammonia used in fertilizer and industrial processes amounted to 160 Million tons worldwide in 2011; hydrogen is a primary component in ammonia. The market ...


    By Verde LLC

  • Solar powered solid oxide fuel cell with thermoelectric generator

    Durable, location independent, environmental–friendly sources of energy which allow for modular, few moving parts, low operating noise, high electricity generation efficiency and compact technology are highly desirable. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are promising for such energy system development, since they are energy efficient and, if pure hydrogen is used, have virtually no emissions of ...


    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

  • SnO 2 -Nafion ® nanocomposite polymer electrolytes for fuel cell applications

    Fuel cells are capable to exploit the combustion of hydrogen to convert chemical energy into electricity. Polymer electrolyte fuel cells based on Nafion membranes are able to work in a relatively low temperature range (70–90ºC) but require operating relative humidity (RH) close to 100%. To develop proton-exchange membranes with adequate performances at low RH, an attractive strategy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Model of a non-isothermal tubular ammonia reformer for fuel cell applications

    There is an increasing interest in the use of ammonia as hydrogen carrier for fuel cell applications. Ammonia decomposes catalytically into hydrogen and nitrogen without the emission of catalyst poisoning or polluting gases such as CO. Ammonia decomposition in a catalytic reformer which comprises of a Ni based wall reactor is modelled and calibrated using actual experimental data in order to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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