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Fuel Cells

Fuel cells

A fuel cell is an electrochemical conversion device. It produces electricity from external supplies of fuel (on the anode side) and oxidant (on the cathode side). Fuel cells are very useful as power sources in remote locations, such as spacecraft, remote weather stations, large parks, rural locations, and in certain military applications. Other applications can include cogeneration for family homes, office buildings and factories. Electric and hybrid vehicles could also use this new technology.


Within the field of the new fuel cell technologies, CENELEC produced jointly with CEN, the standard EN 50465:2008 "Gas appliances - Fuel cell gas heating appliances - fuel cell gas heating appliances of nominal heat input inferior or equal to 70 kW".

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