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Fuel Cells - A complement and an Alternative to Batteries on the Path to Application

Friedrich, Kaspar Andreas (2017) Fuel Cells - A complement and an Alternative to Batteries on the Path to Application. In: http://www.dpg-verhandlungen.de/year/2017/conference/muenster/part/ake/session/1. 81. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung, 27. - 31. März 2017, Münster.

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Fuel cells and electrolyzers for hydrogen generation from renewable energy are acknowledged as essential parts of the necessary transition of the energy system as required by the commitments to climate protection in the frame of COP21 and COP22. With the ratification of these agreements by more than hundred countries it is to be expected that fuel cells and renewable hydrogen will become important options for emission reduction in many parts of the world. Fuel cell development has reached an advanced maturity stage as demonstrated by the first series cars from Asian manufacturers, the approaching commercialization of stationary systems in Europe as well as the successful market penetration of residential fuel cell systems in Japan. With the advancement of fuel cell application in cars a concurrent built-up of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure is needed. The first hydrogen infrastructure areas are located in California, Germany and Japan. In order to achieve a global reach, however, much more efforts worldwide are needed. In this presentation an overview over the state-of-art of fuel cells, with a focus on polymer electrolyte membrane (PEMFC) and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) is given accompanied by a critical assessment of achievements and challenges. The advantages and disadvantages in comparison to other technologies, in particular batteries, is discussed. The system design of a hybrid fuel cell with a battery exhibits many beneficial properties that will be described. Finally, some applications are highlighted, e.g. propulsion of aircraft, in which fuel cells are a necessity to achieve the requirements.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/117817/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Fuel Cells - A complement and an Alternative to Batteries on the Path to Application
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Friedrich, Kaspar Andreasandreas.friedrich (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2968-5029
Date:27 March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:http://www.dpg-verhandlungen.de/year/2017/conference/muenster/part/ake/session/1
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:fuel cell applications
Event Title:81. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung
Event Location:Münster
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:27. - 31. März 2017
Organizer:Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures
HGF - Program Themes:Fuel cells
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SP - Energy Storage
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Electrochemical Processes (Fuel Cells)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Electrochemical Energy Technology
Deposited By: Friedrich, Prof.Dr. Kaspar Andreas
Deposited On:03 Jan 2018 15:28
Last Modified:03 Jan 2018 15:28

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