Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy
Fuel Cell Basics
How Fuel Cells Work
Fuel cells generate electricity through a chemical reaction which utilizes the energy stored within a fuel. There are three main parts to a fuel cell; the anode, the cathode and an electrolyte that separates them.
In most fuel cells, fuel enters through the anode and oxygen (found in the air) enters through the cathode. When the fuel cell receives fuel and oxygen a chemical reaction occurs. During the chemical reaction, the hydrogen molecules are split into protons (positively charged particles) and electrons (negatively charged particles). The protons pass through the electrolyte membrane, while the electrons are forced through a circuit, generating an electric current and heat. Once the electrons pass through the circuit, they recombine with the protons and oxygen in the air to produce water.
|5th Edition European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications "Piero Lunghi Conference" (EFC13)|
|December 11-13, 2013 | Rome, Italy||Hydrogen & Fuel Cell SUPERGEN Researcher Conference|
|December 16 - 18, 2013 | University of Birmingham, UK||Military Mobile Power Summit: "Ensuring Operational Readiness, Efficiency, and Stability"
|January 13-14, 2014 | The Army/Navy Club, Washington D.C.||10th International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo (FC Expo 2014)|
February 26, 2014 | Tokyo, Japan
|European Hydrogen Energy Conference 2014 (EHEC)|
|March 12-14, 2014 | Seville, Spain||Hannover Messe Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells|
|April 7-11, 2014 | Hannover, Germany||All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference|
|April 9-10, 2014 | Toronto, Canada||20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC)|
|June 15 - 20, 2014 | Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea||11th European Fuel Cell Forum|
|July 1 - 4, 2014 | Lucrene, Switzerland||The Fuel Cell - 14th Forum for Producers and Users (f-cell)|
|October 6 - 8, 2014 | Stuttgart, Germany|