What is a fuel cell?

What is a fuel cell

A fuel cell is a device the will cause some type of chemical reaction to generate a usable form of energy. Depending on the type of chemical used to generate the reaction dictates which type of fuel cell is this. An example might be a algae based electrolyte that is electrically, or in some other manner charged to extract the large amount of oils that algae vertebrae trap and hold. Have a cell which is able to extract the bio-fuels correctly and efficiently to create electricity for use in utility and power plants.

Applications for fuel cells

There are quite a few needs for a viable, energy efficient fuel cell which produces clean renewable energy. One could the the utility or electrical energy grid. A commercial type of fuel cell would allow for production of clean energy on a mass scale eliminating the need for coal fired or nuclear power plants. A fuel cell could eliminate the need to use heating oil, or natural gas to heat homes and power their appliances. When it comes to the auto industry having a hydrogen on demand type of generator to improve fuel economy and reduced emissions is a excellent application as well. The transport industry, airlines, shipping and trucking (logistics) can be included here as well.

Types of fuel cells

In large farms micro-algae can be farmed and these organisms holds up to 80 times the oils of land based plants. This is one thing that makes the possibility of using these creatures as alternative fuel source. Another factor is that algae can be created in about 3 weeks in a farm type environment on a large scale. This makes the availability of this type of fuel cell intriguing from this point as well. In addition, algae releases energy when exposed to sunlight. So being able to capture this energy for use in some application is a clean energy production aspect of algae. The availability to large amounts of the substance required for energy creation is also a critical factor when it comes to deciding what type of fuel cell to make with research and development. A hydrogen fuel cell is a interesting concept when it comes to a fuel cell. Hydrogen is all around us. In Co2, in H2o, it is quite plentiful. The trick is how to extract it. I have heard of experiments coming about where Co2, which is trapped in wax, has had the hydrogen component extracted from it. Now the question becomes the efficiency and practically of extracting the hydrogen from the Co2 in the wax. Hydrogen is also a component of H2o and this is the earth’s most plentiful resource.

Where are fuel cells used right now

Fuel cells currently are not available for industry in a commercial use form right now. For automobiles a aftermarket HHO kit does exist. There are 2 types. One is a gravity fed HHO kit which attaches to the air intake and the hydrogen flows into the motor when the vehicle is in motion. The second type is a hydrogen on demand HOD type kit. This type of kit hooks right into the motor vacuum and provides a constant, regulated source or flow of hydrogen to the vehicle. The flow of hydrogen is regulated at a constant rate by the “constant” vacuum pressure which the motor of the car always has. Since the kit hooks right into the motor vacuum, hydrogen on demand is achieved. These type of kits can be considered a fuel cell as they have a chemical electrolyte solution which produces hydrogen gas when the electrical core operates at approximately 1.98 volts @ 1.5 amps, The electrical core is immersed within this solution. The generated hydrogen gas then can be used to increase fuel economy by supplementing the gasoline mixture with hydrogen and reducing the amount of gas a vehicle needs to run. The application, IE: How the hydrogen gas is applied to the vehicles motor; is very key with a hydrogen on demand kit being the obvious and practical solution/alternative between these 2 types of hho kits. These kits have given rise to the possibilities of being able to make and also use hydrogen in some type of energy type application, be it the automotive or the electrical utility/power grid.

At SEHH we have such hydrogen on demand kits. They hook right into the motor vacuum and provide a constant, regulated flow or source of hydrogen to your vehicles motor. These kits give better fuel economy, near zero emissions, a whistle clean motor, 2xoil change life, more power. They work for gas, diesel, and hybrid electric 1.5 to 40 litre motors. Construction and farm equipment included. Visit us for your hydrogen fuel cell, HOD kit today.