Hydrogen technologies have the unique potential to connect our energy, transport and industry sectors.

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Fuel Cell Applications

Fuel cell types

Examples of Benefits

Benefits of fuel cell technology

  • Efficient: 50+% electric efficiency, 90+% electric and thermal efficiency related to combined heat and power, highly efficient energy conversion;
  • Quiet operation: no moving parts;
  • High quality, reliable power;
  • Exceptionally low or zero emissions, reduced greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Reduced oil consumption and water use;
  • Expanded use of renewable power (through the use of hydrogen derived from renewable resources as a transportation fuel as well as for energy storage and transmission);
  • Fuel flexibility (use of diverse fuels, including hydrogen, natural gas, biogas, methanol).

Benefits of hydrogen

  • Highly abundant in nature;
  • Lightest element of all the elements known;
  • Versatile, converts easily to other energy forms at the user end;
  • High utilization efficiency when used in fuel cell;
  • Environmentally compatible (zero- or low- emission);
  • It works well with fuel cells, hydrogen used in fuel cell applications for electricity grid and applicable also for remote off-grid areas and solutions;
  • Energy losses related to transfer can be avoided compared with transmission losses related to conventional power and electricity;
  • Low production costs possible to realise in diversified electricity production by using local hydrogen production methods;
  • Promising energy carrier for the future energy system;
  • Hydrogen promises growth for electricity business.