Introduction

Gregor Hoogers

Trier University of Applied Sciences, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld

1.1 What Is a Fuel Cell?

1.2 Main Applications/The "Drivers"

Transportation • Stationary Power • Portable Power

1.3 Low- and Medium-Temperature Fuel Cells

1.4 High-Temperature Fuel Cells

1.5 Liquid Fuel: The Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

The recent success of fuel-cell-powered demonstration vehicles using the proton exchange membrane fuel cell developed by the Canadian company Ballard Power Systems, by DaimlerChrysler and many others, suggests that fuel cells have finally come of age. Elsewhere, Plug Power and a number of other developers are striving to bring their domestic grid-independent power supplies onto the market within the next couple of years. What has driven these developments? And what exactly is a fuel cell?

Guide to Alternative Fuels

Guide to Alternative Fuels

Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet. Ethanol is an alternative to gasoline. The use of ethanol has been demonstrated to reduce greenhouse emissions slightly as compared to gasoline. Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know why choosing an alternative fuel may benefit you and your future.

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