What is a fuel cell?

A fuel cell is an electro-chemical conversion device that takes in hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity and pure water. Fuel cells are an alternative to traditional energy conversion devices such as internal combustion engines. Unlike combustion engines, fuel cells operate with higher efficiencies and do not emit harmful pollutants during operation. 

Fuel cells have already been adopted for various applications such as personal transport, e-mobility, backup power systems, off-grid power systems and power plants.

What is the benefit of using fuel cells?

Highly efficient: Fuel cells typically operate with over double the efficiency of combustion engines. 

Lightweight fuel: Hydrogen is the most energy-dense fuel in the periodic table. This makes it perfect for weight sensitive applications such as flight and mobility. 

Fast refuelling: Filling up of hydrogen cylinders can be done in 3 - 10 mins, depending on the size of the cylinder. The speed of refuelling is no different from that of petrol. 

Flexible: Fuel cells can be tailored to your application. For example, a fuel cell power system for sensor applications can be designed to be low power with long endurance.  

Robust: A fuel cell does not contain any moving parts. As such, they have minimal maintenance requirements. In addition, fuel cells can be deployed both indoors and outdoors. 

Sustainable: The only emissions of fuel cell operation is pure water. This make it a perfect solution to address urban pollution and climate change. 

How much hydrogen does my fuel cell consume?

The amount of hydrogen the fuel cell consumes is dependent on many factors, such as:

  • Power
  • Operating voltage
  • Ancillary consumption of balance-of-plant

Contact us for a consultation to estimate your hydrogen consumption today!