8. Fuel Cells in Stationary Applications: Energy for the Future?

  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan
  1. Martin Pehnt

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch8

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pehnt, M. (2010) Fuel Cells in Stationary Applications: Energy for the Future?, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds A. Azapagic and S. Perdan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch8

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung, Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470718711

Online ISBN: 9780470972847

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Keywords:

  • fuel cells in stationary applications - energy for the future;
  • fuel cells, an old invention - major contribution to energy economy;
  • fossil and nuclear fuels - dominating electricity production;
  • past and future world primary energy demand - reference scenario ‘Business as usual’;
  • Europe, dependence on fossil and nuclear energy - implying dependence on external energy resources;
  • approaches, reducing energy demand - and impact on environment;
  • basic construction of fuel cell - polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC);
  • theoretical efficiency of PEFC fuel cell stack - and overall system efficiency, function of current density;
  • fuel cells for distributed power generation;
  • fuel cell, as a new product - needing new distribution channels

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Energy Today: Why a Substantial Transformation is Necessary

  • Fuel Cells: An Old Invention

  • Case Study: Fuel Cells for Distributed Power Generation

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References and Further Reading