Haile’s team will also investigate making the fuel cells reversible, which would transfer electricity back into hydrogen for placement on grid backup.
But seeing inside a working fuel cell at the tiny scales relevant to a fuel cell’s chemistry and physics is challenging, so scientists used X-ray-based imaging techniques.
A solar microbial fuel cell (SMFC) is a non-semiconductor-based system, which employs microorganisms to generate electric power by photosynthetically replenishing reactants of a sealed microbial fuel cell using sunlight.
HyGen takes that energy, stores it as hydrogen and adds value, selling the stored energy (hydrogen) as a transportation fuel.
Generating energy and saving it with as little loss as possible is one of the major challenges for today’s society.
On September 26th, 2016 in Grenoble, France, Cetup, a zero emission delivery company using the Renault Kangoo ZE-H2, drove 367 km in real urban conditions.