Fuel Cells for Transportation: An Overview

Prodip K. Das*, Frano Barbir, Kui Jiao, Yun Wang, Xianguo Li

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Fuel cells were invented more than 180 years ago. Intensive development for the space program in the 1960s was followed by even more intensive development in automotive applications since the 1990s. After almost every car manufacturer have had at least one prototype by the turn of the century, currently there are only two fuel cell car models available on the market. Is there a future for fuel cells for transportation? The future of fuel cells, including the fuel cells for transportation, is tightly related to the energy transition that is already taking place. In such a transition, hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources would enable the decarbonization of otherwise hard-to-decarbonize sectors. Fuel cells are the technology that will enable hydrogen’s use in transportation. Technology is ready, and political decisions have been made, so in the next decades, fuel cells will be widely used in transportation—not only in automobiles, but also in delivery vehicles, trucks, buses, coaches, trains, and even ships and airplanes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuel Cells for Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationFundamental Principles and Applications
EditorsProdip Das, Kui Jiao, Yun Wang, Frano Barbir, Xianguo Li
PublisherElsevier
Chapter1
Pages1-28
ISBN (Print)9780323994859
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 May 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Fuel cell vehicle
  • history of hydrogen
  • hydrogen roadmap
  • hydrogen strategy

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  • Fuel Cells for Transportation: Fundamental Principles and Applications

    Das, P. K. (ed.), Jiao, K. (ed.), Wang, Y. (ed.), Barbir, F. (ed.) & Li, X. (ed.), 1 Jun 2023, Elsevier. 480 p.

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  • Effective Transport Properties for Fuel Cells: Modeling and Experimental Characterization

    García-Salaberri, P. A. & Das, P. K., 29 May 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) Fuel Cells for Transportation: Fundamental Principles and Applications. Das, P., Jiao, K., Wang, Y., Barbir, F. & Li, X. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 199-224

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  • Fuel Cell Fundamentals

    Xing, L., Xuan, J. & Das, P. K., 29 May 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) Fuel Cells for Transportation: Fundamental Principles and Applications. Das, P., Jiao, K., Wang, Y., Barbir, F. & Li, X. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 29-72

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