Where Fuel Cells Stand

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Energy Conservation, Fuel Cell

Despite the recent buzz, they still have a couple of big obstacles

Fuel cells—battery-like devices that convert natural gas, hydrogen or other gases into electricity—have long been seen as a promising technology. But also a flawed one. They’re expensive to make, tend to degrade over time and lack the kind of infrastructure to effectively replace gasoline in vehicles.

The recent media blitz around Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy Corp. has raised the buzz level about fuel cells. But despite some encouraging signs, many observers remain skeptical about any imminent breakthrough.

via The Latest on Fuel Cells – WSJ.com.

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