Tag: Fuel Cells

A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction of positively charged hydrogen ions with oxygen or another oxidizing agent. Fuel cells are different from batteries in that they require a continuous source of fuel and oxygen or air to sustain the chemical reaction, whereas in a battery the chemicals present in the battery react with each other to generate an electromotive force (emf). Fuel cells can produce electricity continuously for as long as these inputs are supplied.

Will Fuel Cells Power the Future?

Will Fuel Cells Power the Future?

Fuel cells consist of an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte that allows positively charged hydrogen ions to move between the two sides of the cell. In doing so, these ions convert chemical energy into electricity. And the only bi-product is water.

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Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

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The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

Microgrids are becoming the transformative technology in today’s energy industry, and are putting many utilities on the defensive. A few utilities want to adopt or coopt the technology, depending on one’s perceptions, creating tensions among utility and industry stakeholders. The latter believe microgrid resources can best be delivered by private

Fuel Cells and Energy Sustainability

Fuel Cells and Energy Sustainability

Given that energy sustainability and energy economics are top-of-mind among business leaders, politicians, and the public these days, hydrogen fuel cells may be viewed as a savior technology. If that statement seems hyperbolic, there is plenty of statistical evidence to support the growth of fuel cell use for both stationary

Powercell Gets Order and Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With a Chinese Company Specialized in Fuel Cell Applications for Commercial Light-Duty Trucks

[Gothenburg, Sweden, September 12, 2016.] The Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has received an order and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese company focusing on green energy solutions, specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks. The two companies see potential of cooperation

Building Controls: The Heart of Energy Efficiency

Building Controls: The Heart of Energy Efficiency

Digital technology has created a revolution in building controls, relegating old pneumatic instruments to the antique shops along with typewriters and calculating machines. Now, a control system can allow a technician to turn fans on or off, and/or modify temperatures or lighting in a structure from a tablet or laptop

Microgrids on the March

Microgrids on the March

Microgrids are becoming the transformative technology in today’s energy industry, and are putting many utilities on the defensive. A few utilities want to adopt or coopt the technology, depending on one’s perceptions, creating tensions among utility and industry stakeholders. The latter believe microgrid resources can best be delivered by private companies.

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Scientists Create New Thin Material that Mimics Cell Membranes

RICHLAND, Wash. – Materials scientists have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. Such a material has long been sought for applications as varied as water purification and drug delivery.

This simulated cross-section shows how the lipid-like peptoids interact to form

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