Oct 13, 2023

Advantages of Fuel Cell Technology


✦ Energy Conversion

By converting potential chemical energy directly into electrical energy, fuel cells avoid a thermal bottleneck (a consequence of the second law of thermodynamics) & are therefore inherently more efficient than combustion engines, which must first convert potential chemical energy into heat, then into mechanical work.

✦ NO Emissions

Pure water comes out of the system’s exhaust pipe, with no emissions of particulate matter or other gases, with a significant environmental advantage over an internal combustion engine.

✦ Reliability

Fuel cells have few moving parts, which increases reliability and reduces maintenance, compared to an internal combustion engine.

✦ Decarbonised Fuel

When hydrogen is generated from renewable electricity sources, such as wind, solar or hydropower, the related CO2 emissions are extremely low.