|A fuel cell is an electrochemical
device that combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, with water and
heat as its by-product. As long as fuel is supplied, the fuel cell will
continue to generate power. Since the conversion of the fuel to energy takes
place via an electrochemical process, not combustion, the process is clean, quiet
and highly efficient – two to three times more efficient than fuel burning.
No other energy generation technology offers the
combination of benefits that fuel cells do. In addition to low or zero
emissions, benefits include high efficiency and reliability, multi-fuel
capability, sitting flexibility, durability, sand ease of maintenance. Fuel
cells are also scalable and can be stacked until the desired power output is
reached. Since fuel cells operate silently, they reduce noise pollution as
well as air pollution and the waste heat from a fuel cell can be used to provide
hot water or space heating for a home or office.