New Polymer Fuel Cells can Operate at Higher Temperatures.
A new high-temperature polymer fuel cell that operates at 80-160 degrees Celsius, with a higher-rated power density than state-of-the-art fuel cells, solves the longstanding problem of overheating, one of the most significant technical barriers to using medium-and heavy-duty fuel cells in transportation vehicles such as trucks and buses. Because current fuel cells operate at 60–80 degrees Celsius, they require large radiators and air intakes in order to stay cool enough to operate. To resolve this issue, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists developed a new polymer fuel cell that operates at higher temperatures.
The research paper was publshed in Nature Energy.#News#Fuelcells#Polymer#Transport