Gallery: Harvard’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Produces Power Long After its...

 

A team of researchers at Harvard University has created a novel hydrogen fuel cell that keeps running even after its fuel supply is exhausted. The solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) converts hydrogen into electricity, and it can also store electrochemical energy like a battery. This allows the fuel cell to produce power for a short time after it has run out of hydrogen.

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  1. ben.emley July 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hmmmm, I wonder how efficient this system would be if it were scaled down from the improper lab demonstration that it is (over-sized ratio of the current collector to the active anode/electrode) and without the Pt. I thought SOFC scientists are supposed to demonstrate results that do not include Pt and hydrogen as the fuel. Otherwise you might as well consider the PEM fuel cell as a contender for alternative energy solutions. It’s sad that this is the best thing Harvard has claimed in the field of SOFCs… which it is not.

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