Fuel Cells Explained

Fuel Cell Applications & Issues

Each of the fuel cell types currently being developed or manufactured has features that make it particularly attractive for certain applications. For example, the greater efficiency and higher temperature operation of MCFCs and SOFCs make them more amenable to large stationary power generation where high grade waste heat can be utilized to heat water or air or to provide cooling.

Conversely, the lower operating temperature fuel cells like PEMFCs and PAFCs are particularly well suited for transportation applications where the heat is neither usable nor desirable.

The three principle applications for fuel cells include:

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