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  • Ballard's Fuel Cell Transit Buses
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    THE BALLARD FUEL CELL The Ballard fuel cell is a power generating device which combines hydrogen (which can be obtained from methanol, natural gas, petroleum) and oxygen without the use of combustion in order to generate electricity. Since fuel cells operate very quietly and efficiently and their only emissions are pure water and heat they are expected to be the future of power generating machines. The PEM fuel cell is made of two plates with a plastic membrane coated with a catalyst in the midd...
  • Your Fuel Cell Car
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    Fuel cell technology 1 Running head: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY: TRANSPORTATION AND RESIDENTIAL / COMMERICAL APPLICATIONS Fuel Cell Technology: Transportation and residential / commercial applications Monique University 2 A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device. A fuel cell converts the chemicals hydrogen and oxygen into water, and in the process it produces electricity. With a fuel cell, chemicals constantly flow into the cell so it never goes dead as long as there is a flow of che...
  • Fuel Cell
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    Fuel Cell: Fuel cells have been known to science for 150 years and have become the subject of intense research since World War II. A fuel cell generates electricity by producing a chemical reaction. It consists of two electrodes (cathode and anode), which is also where the reaction occurs. Hydrogen is the basic fuel cell, but all fuel cells also require oxygen, and both are supplied from external reservoirs. Most of the hydrogen and oxygen used, combine to form a harmless byproduct, namely water...
  • 3 1 A Fuel Cell
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    Introduction 1.0 "Renewable Energy" is the term used to describe those energy flows that occur naturally and repeatedly in the environment, e.g. from the sun, wind and the oceans, and from plants and the fall of water. It also refers to the energy available from wastes and to the emerging clean technology of fuel cells. There are wide ranges of renewable energy sources / technologies, varying in technical and commercial viability. These include: o Solar Power (Photovoltaic) o Hydro - electric Po...
  • Most Common Use Of A Fuel Cell
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    Fuel Cells Fuel cells are very important because they offer an alternative environmentally friendly fuel for transportation, which causes a major amount of the damage to or earth and the growing problem of global warming. This issue of course is a factor everywhere on our planet especially in metro areas where cars and transportation are major issues. A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device. A fuel cell converts the chemicals hydrogen and oxygen into water, and in the process ...
  • Fuel Cell Car's Electric Motor
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    Air pollution has been a known problem for a very long time. There have numerous measures to try to lower the levels of pollutants that factories, chemical plants, incinerators, and power generating facilities create. These facilities are now regulated strictly by governments around the world. There is still an even greater threat to our atmosphere, the pollutants that come out the exhausts of internal combustion engines (ICE) of automobiles. Cars are our a permanent part of our society, they ca...
  • Fuel Cell And Electric Solar Powered Cars
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    Imagine filling your tank with a garden hose, driving 5000 kilometers, and then stopping for a drink out of your tailpipe! This, ladies and gentlemen, is the future. But how is this possible With a device called a 'fuel cell'. These cells run primarily off of water, but can run from many different fluids including methanol, gasoline, and deisel in a pinch. How do these fuel cells work, and what impact will they have on the future In this century we have seen huge technological breakthroughs, thi...
  • Batteries Of Your Electric Car
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    Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in Transportation Applications. Throughout the history of the automobile there has been a competition between the internal combustion engine, or ICE, and the electric motor. In the past the electric motor has never played a serious role in the industry and it has been the internal combustion engine that has been the power plant of choice around the world. Lately there have been several large advances in electric automobile technology such as new battery designs, extr...
  • Hydrogen For The Fuel Cell
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    1. NEED FOR FUEL CELLS After a century of constant improvements, the internal combustion engine still only converts on average about 16 percent of the energy in gasoline to turn the car's wheels. All heat engines have efficiencies limited by the Carnot Cycle. The theoretical thermodynamic derivation of the Carnot Cycle shows that even under ideal conditions, a heat engine, used to power a vehicle or generator, cannot convert all the heat energy supplied to it into mechanical energy. Some of the ...
  • Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Technology
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    Audience: Fossil fuel / gasoline consumers and automobile users For many reasons, it is obvious that now is a perfect time for America (and the world) to reassess its present energy structure and organization. In the future, a large shift away from our dependence on petroleum and fossil fuels will be necessary. Fuel reserves cannot sustain our rampant use for much longer, nor can our environment. A hydrogen based economy is the only plausible, efficient, and clean alternative. Hydrogen is an ine...
  • Being Known For The Fuel Cell Technology
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    Fuel cell technology was created by Sir William Robert Grove in 1839. It was later established and developed by Ballard Power systems. A fuel cell is a device that produces electricity from a fuel and an oxidizer, a substance that combines with fuel. Fuel cells have a high efficiency level. They are used in boats, trucks, and laptops. To this day, fuel cells are providing the electricity for the Apollo spacecraft. They are used in high-tech equipment because they are quiet, clean, and sturdy. No...
  • First Use Of Hydrogen As A Fuel
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    Why are we as Americans so afraid to change? Even if it is a change for the better? The world has been using oil coal and other petroleum products to power just about everything that moves for the last 150 years. Yet most cars in the United States only get 10-20 miles a gallon and even the "good" ones can get only a petty 20-50 miles a gallon. So why do we put up with the inefficiency when there are far better alternatives out there? Hydrogen, the first element of the periodic table, is composed...
  • Fuel Their Vehicles
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    Jennifer All ers 090-68-7611 Dr. Jackson Chem 2020 Alternate Fuels Demand for gasoline has been the driving force in utilization and depletion of crude petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource. In recent years, tendencies have just begun to, at times, favor alternative fuels to power autos. Many possible alternative fuels exist, certainly not without their drawbacks. These alternatives include, but are not limited to, various batteries coupled with solar power, alcohols, gasohol's, and both ...
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
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    Alternative Energy Sources Alternative Alternative Energy Sources Essay, Research Paper Alternative Energy Sources In the not-too-distant future – with regard to history's timeline – there will come a point when fossil fuels will have been depleted and humans will be forced to find alternative sources with which to power automobiles, household heating units and myriad other machinery that utilizes fuel. However, waiting until supplies are exhausted before establishing a workable alte...
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
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    Alternative Fuels Alternative FuelsDemandAlternative Fuels Essay, Research Paper Alternative Fuels Demand for gasoline has been the driving force in utilization and depletion of crude petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource. In recent years, tendencies have just begun to, at times, favor alternative fuels to power autos. Many possible alternative fuels exist, certainly not without their drawbacks. These alternatives include, but are not limited to, various batteries coupled with solar power...
  • Fuel Cell Engines For Submarines
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    Alternative Fuels (Fuel Cells) Alternative Fuels (Fuel Cells) Essay, Research Paper Introduction: Ballard Power System is the world leader in developing and commercializing proton exchange membrane fuel cell power systems. At the heart of this corporation is the Ballard Fuel Cell, a propriety zero-emission engine that converts natural gas, methanol, or hydrogen fuel directly into electricity without combustion. Over the last several years, many large corporations including Daimler-Benz, Chrysler...

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