BioHydrogenDescriptionThe hydrogen-driven fuel cell has been widely
recognized as the ideal system for grid-independent electricity production.
Fuel cells are virtually emission-free power generation systems and a wide
variety of applications are being developed from automotive transport,
self-powered items down to small-sized applications such as laptop computers.The main current drawback with hydrogen fuel cells is
the supply of fuel itself (i.e. hydrogen is dangerous and difficult to
store). Current systems require the storage of methanol and its conversion to
hydrogen before can be used in the fuel cell.MarketsFuel cell markets are currently in their infancy.
However, is that there is a real demand for this technology for a vast range
of applications across the globe.Technology NeedHydrogen Fuel Cells development faces the following
hurdles:·Requires a cheaper, safer raw material·Needs a cheaper, simpler and more efficient production
process·Needs development for small-sized applicationsTMO is
seeking to develop technologies that will allow economic use of fuel cells.