Did you know that a new “super battery” (the largest fuel cell of its type), can produce enough clean electricity to power over 1,400 homes? I saw this over at Solvay International Chemical Group’s site, and immediately thought of all of the innovative applications and energy-saving ideas that could come from this. Cars, ships, and any number of potential uses could benefit from this Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell, which uses hydrogen’s chemical energy and an electrochemical reaction with oxygen to create clean energy.
The project is happening in Antwerp, Belgium, where 800 hours of operation generated more than 500MWh, the equivalent to the use of energy from 1,400 houses.
- 1 MW PEM Fuel Cell (That’s Big) At Work In Belgium (earthtechling.com)
- Solvay hails world’s largest fuel cell of type in Flanders (expatica.com)
- Fuel Cell Energy: What is it? What can it do? (txu.com)
- Fuel cell- a new concept in power generation (ahilan007.wordpress.com)
- Belgian battery can power 1,400 homes (mnn.com)
- U.S. Army unveils GM-made fuel-cell military vehicles (green.autoblog.com)
- Solvay commissions 1 MW PEM fuel cell at SolVin’s Antwerp plant (greencarcongress.com)