Current status of fuel cell technologies

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A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device for electricity generation using hydrogen fuel. The principal characteristic of a fuel cell is that it can convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy with higher efficiencies than conventional mechanical systems. The emission of fuel cells using hydrogen as a fuel is only water vapour. Fuel cells are currently under development for both stationary and mobile applications in response to the need for sustainable energy technology. This paper reviews current status of fuel cell technologies, compares different types of fuel cells. The potential applications of fuel cells are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationEnergy Exploration and Exploitation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmental Pollution
  • Fuel Cell
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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