Zero Carbon Emissions Using Hydrogen
Scalable To Meet Requirments
How Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells Work?
A fuel cell generates electricity through a chemical reaction between oxygen and hydrogen. The cell’s properties compel the oxygen to bond with the hydrogen - generating electrical energy.
Fuel cells can be joined together to form a ‘stack’ that can be integrated into larger systems. Fuel cells can also be combined with CHP systems to utilise the wasted heat, pushing the efficiency higher.
Advantages of Using Fuel Cells
There are some great advantages of using fuel cells, the main one being that they do not run out or need recharging as long as fuel is supplied, they will continue to produce electricity and generate power.
Also, they have low-to-zero emissions which is a brilliant way of ensuring your business is eco-friendly and powered in a way which does not impact the environment. Their durability and scalability also makes them a brilliant choice for all electrical needs.
Due to their nature, fuel cells are also highly efficient and reliable, making them a brilliant choice of electricity for businesses.
Types of Fuel Cells
Alkaline Fuel Cell: These low-temperature electrolyte cells have brilliant advantages including being able to easily start up from cold. However, these cells are susceptible to carbonate formation which may become a challenge.
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell: With high power density and low weight compared to other fuel cells, these cells warm up quickly and are popular within vehicle applications.
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell: These cells were the first to be commercialised and have improved drastically in performance, cost and efficiency since they were first introduced.
The Future of Fuel Cells
Although not widely used within the UK, fuel cells can be efficient, eco-friendly and successful in generating electricity. There may be a widespread of fuel cells once they become commercially manufactured and operated.