Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Naudia Florence & Kyler Whicker

Description of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

  • Fuel cells are made of hydrogen and oxygen and produce heat, electricity, and water.
  • Often compared to a batteries both convert energy by a chemical reaction into usable electricity.

History

  • In 1801 Humphry Davy, chemist and inventor, demonstrates the principle of what became fuel cells
  • In 1839 William Robert Grove he called it the gas battery.
  • In 1960’s manned space flights used them because they are quite reliable and clean.

Renewable or Non-renewable

  • Hydrogen fuel cell is a renewable resource.
  • It is the most plentiful and renewable resource on our planet.

Environmental Impact

  • Hydrogen fuel cells can make electricity.
  • They are very efficient, but expensive to build.

Major Uses

  • Hydrogen fuel is used for industrial applications such as refining, treating metals, and food processing.
  • It can also be used as a fuel for zero-emissions vehicle

Reasons to use Hydrogen Fuel Cells

  1. Hydrogen fuel cell is converted to electricity more efficiently than any other electrical generating technology available today
  2. Hydrogen fuel cells runs of pure hydrogen that are pollution free
  3. There are no moving parts in a fuel cell stack, making it a reliable and quieter generator.