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Profiles fuel cells including those used in vehicles, industry as primary and backup power and for home use.

World’s Biggest Fuel Cell to Combat City’s Peak Power

The world’s largest fuel cell built by Ballard Power Systems will be moving to the Eastlake Plant of Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. The world’s biggest hydrogen fuel cell is rated at 1 megawatt and is called ClearGen, which is a utility scale generator. This will be a multi-year demonstration of the …

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Fuel Cell Jobs on the Rise, Really

There is an article on the CNN online website that has gotten me excited. It talks about the surge of green jobs imminent now that the Obama stimulus package has been approved. About $20 billion is going into creating green jobs, and some of those are in the fuel cell …

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Tiny Fuel Cell Provides Promise

A tiny fuel cell just 3 mm across that will fit on one’s fingertip has been created by engineers at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. U of I engineers Saeed Moghaddam and Mark Shannon created a tiny fuel cell that has just four components. The fuel cell components include …

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MIT Fuel Cell 50 Percent More Efficient

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new methanol fuel cell that is 50-percent more efficient that other comparable FC’s. This direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), according to MIT Professor Paula Hammond is cost-effective, highly tunable and has more output than a comparable material called Nafion. …

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Hydrogen fuel cells have been around for decades now. NASA has used hydrogen fuel cells in manned spacecraft to provide onboard energy for the vehicle and drinking water for the astronauts. In 1966, the GM Electrovan was the first vehicle to use a hydrogen fuel cell to power the wheels. …

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