Argonne Researchers Pioneering Work on Alternative Fuel Sources
DOE's fuel cell buses are an example of potential uses for hydrogen fuel cells.
Argonne National Lab's (ANL) Fuel Cell Engineering team works on the production of hydrogen for fuel cell systems. This research is being conducted with the goal of cost reduction in transportation. Cheaper transportation costs are a key factor in energy independence, with fuel cells possibly replacing internal combustion engines as an energy-efficient, cleaner, more fuel-flexible option.
Fuel cells directly convert energy in hydrogen to electricity without any polluting byproducts. One recent patent by researchers in ANL's Fuel Cell Engineering group is a new fuel processor relating to a catalyst system used in reforming fuel for use in fuel cells. The goal is to optimize hydrogen gas production at the lowest possible temperature, effectively making these fuel cells more efficient and cheaper to operate.
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