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The next great step forward in human civilisation will be the next generation of batteries, which have hardly progressed since the 1940s.

And the leading edge of battery research is in fuel cells. The proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is one of the most promising fuel cell technologies. This is the type of fuel cell that will end up powering cars, buses and maybe even your house. Here’s how they will work:

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2 Responses to “Future is Fuel Cells”

  1. baddley jerome

    Fuel cells are great but they still require electricity to create hydrogen. If all our cars were to run on fuel cells instead of petrol we would need vastly more electricity to power this country. Where is this extra electricity going to come from? more power stations, only nuclear (unpaletable as it is) or a vast wind farm expansion are immediately viable in the uk as carbon free generation solutions. I am pro wind..(well I work for Iskra, a small wind turbine company) however I think until we have sorted out how to get sufficient greenhouse gas free electricity coming into the system, we cannot hope that fuel cells will solve the energy problems.

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  2. baddley jerome

    Fuel cells are great but they still require electricity to create hydrogen. If all our cars were to run on fuel cells instead of petrol we would need vastly more electricity to power this country. Where is this extra electricity going to come from? more power stations, only nuclear (unpaletable as it is) or a vast wind farm expansion are immediately viable in the uk as carbon free generation solutions. I am pro wind..(well I work for Iskra, a small wind turbine company) however I think until we have sorted out how to get sufficient greenhouse gas free electricity coming into the system, we cannot hope that fuel cells will solve the energy problems.

    Reply

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