Fuel cells offer efficient, flexible and emission-free energy production, which may revolutionise the electricity industry.
Fuel cells provide energy which is more simple, quiet and efficient than most other means of generating electricity. An efficiency rate as high as 83% can be attained by using fuel cells in, for example, a combined heat and power application. Furthermore, fuel cells are completely scalable and can provide any power or voltage needed, making them suitable for a wide range of energy applications.
A wide range of applications
Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy from a renewable or conventional fuel source into electricity with no combustion and no moving parts. Comprised of two electrodes (anode and cathode) and an electrolyte, the applications can be grouped into three overall sectors: Stationary (in CPH power systems), Transport (in auxiliary power units such as trucks, cars and ships) and Portable (replacing batteries in PCs, cell phones and PDAs)
Denmark spearheads full cell development
Denmark is fully engaged in fuel cell technology; from R&D and manufacturing, to systems and integration. This includes Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel (PEMFCs), where a proton-conducting polymer membrane separates the anode and cathode, and Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), where the anode and cathode are separated by an electrolyte that is conductive to oxygen ions.