"The discussion here was on the Ford hydrogen fuel cell prototype car project, and a hydrogen fuel cell car doesn't use gasoline, or have any sort of piston engine. A hydrogen fuel cell is like a battery that gets its power from hydrogen fuel and air, and it produces electricity to power an electric motor that moves the car - no "suck, squeeze, bang and blow" like old fashioned gas cars "
"A fuel-cell is like a living organism,"
say the authors. "Malfunctioning of one organ or an unhealthy diet
is likely to destroy the balance of the body. The fuel-cell sys-tem must
be designed as a whole."
Energy Conversion is what it's all about. These 2 things convert energy from one from to another. Windmills convert wind energy to mechanical energy. Fuel cells convert potential chemical energy stored in hydrogen(or methanol or methane) and oxygen into actual electrical energy. For a windmill to produce mechanical energy the wind needs to keep flowing, for a fuel cell to produce electricity, it needs the hydrogen and oxygen to keep flowing through it system.
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