What is a fuel cell?



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    A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy of a fuel (hydrogen, natural gas, methanol, gasoline, etc.) and an oxidant (air or oxygen) into electricity. In principle, a fuel cell operates like a battery. Unlike a battery however, a fuel cell does not run down or require recharging. It will produce electricity and heat as long as fuel and an oxidizer are supplied.

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    A fuel cell is an electrochemical cell that uses a fuel tank to produce electricity through a reaction that takes place in the presence of an electrolyte and an oxidant (on the anode and cathode side of the fuel cell, respectively).  The reactants flow into the fuel cell, and the products of the reaction flow out of the fuel cell, while the electrolyte remains within the fuel cell.  As long as the necessary reactant flows are maintained, fuel cells can operate continuously.

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