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#1 engware


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Posted 10 June 2006 - 07:05 PM

To All:

I would like to invite both Forum members and visitors to start a discussion on Fuel Cells -- ask questions of interest, share knowledge and experience related to Fuel Cells (fuel cells technical performance, modeling, operation, maintenance and commercialization issues can be considered).

Also, everybody is welcome to contribute to the Fuel Cells topic.



#2 tidus5059


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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:09 PM

i'm currently doing a small research on fuel cell application in the transportation system. PEM is renowned among automobiles makers as the most suitable fuel cell to power vehicles but the challenges and problems faced decades ago and still being faced now are the cost of the integrating materials constituting PEM FC and its membrane durability. As of the current development, i'm wondering has the cost of the materials i.e the catalyst and the membrane been greatly reduced compared to those days? Are they significant ? if yes does it provides an impetus for the FC industry?

thx all!

#3 engware


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:12 AM

Hi there:

I am afraid that the material costs have not gone down.

Therefore, the same problems related to the commercialization of fuel cells have not gone away ...

However, there is another avenue that seems to be more promising when trying to come up with viable commercial applications of the the fuel cell technology. It has to do with powering computer wireless applications. In such applications, solar energy generated hydrogen could be used as the fuel.



#4 gosgirl


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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:09 AM

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#5 wongtinlok


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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:33 PM

The industry is basically dying out since the commercialization is not there yet. Membrane is still the most fragile and expensive element in the fuel cell power module. Durability of hydrogen pump is another challenge. Yes, it is true that solar/wind power in combination with electrolyzer to generate hydrogen sound quite promising with fast charging and discharging responses.

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