Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Potential Elements in the Energy Transition Scenario

U. Cano-Castillo

Abstract


Hydrogen as a clean and sustainable fuel, as well as fuel cells as the means to efficiently generate clean electricity for many applications, are two most relevant elements that should not be overlooked in the new international energy scenario. The technologies associated to hydrogen and fuel cells have reported tremendous advances in the last 20 years, regarding both their performance and their reduction in cost. Although some technical challenges remain to accelerate their commercial use, there is no question regarding their important role they will play in the soon-to-be energy new international scene. This is a reality particularly for developing countries which may play an important part in the introduction of these new forms of harvesting and using energy. These regions have normally the largest growing demand rate for electricity, they are going through a modernization stage needing more electricity and they usually enjoy plenty of primary renewable energy resources.

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Hydrogen cells, fuel cells, renewable energy

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Revista Mexicana de Física S

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