Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fuel cell and hydrogen energy

The fuel cells and hydrogen have an opportunity to change the way the world generates and consumes energy. The duo has a unique role in the clean energy architecture. No other technology offers the breadth of capabilities, from enhancing fossil fuels by increasing efficiency and lowering emissions, to converting and storing intermittently generated renewable energy as hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles or other applications, to distributed generation of clean, efficient, reliable power nearer to the point of consumption - and doing so with a smaller footprint and without noise. The duo also offers scalability to deliver power to a hand-held consumer electronic device as well as to a central power station and everything in between.

In the "information age," economic growth was dependent on a computing and communications infrastructure - manufacturing, deployment and use of these technologies created tremendous wealth. As we move into the "energy age," it is access to affordable and sustainable energy that will drive economic growth. Developing nations were able to avoid investing trillions of dollars in landline communications infrastructures to gain a competitive advantage using wireless technologies. Similarly, they will be able to leapfrog to distributed energy generation and bypass the trillions of dollars that would be required to build out the kind of electricity grid that exists in developed nations. They will also be able to take advantage of a broad range of available and affordable fuels to generate power while limiting the negative impact some of these fuels might have on the environment. Distributed generation simply gives people, businesses and other institutions more control over their power - its source and its availability.
The USA took the right step merging the US Fuel Cell Council and the National Hydrogen Association. The new organisation is the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association.

Ref: Fuel Cell Today, Fortnightly Newsletter, 29 October 2010

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2 comments:

preeti said...

Nice blog there. Which is also informative.

preeti said...

Its a Nice blog and informative too.