National Traffic Safety and Environment Lavoratory

HOMEResearch ActivitiesResearch on the Characteristics of Fuel Cell Power Generation

Research on the Characteristics of Fuel Cell Power Generation

Fuel cells that use hydrogen as fuel consume little energy and emit only water. High expectations are placed on the fuel cell as a clean source of power for automobiles. However, various issues have to be solved before the fuel cell can be used in commercial products.
It is difficult to obtain pure hydrogen and pure oxygen. The Laboratory is undertaking research to improve the performance of fuel cell vehicles and to develop a suitable evaluation technique by analyzing the impact of impurities on the power generation performance of the fuel cells.

Performance Test of Fuel Cell
Poisoning of Fuel Cell by CO
Principle of Power Generation by Fuel Cell
Composition of Gas Generated
After Methanol Reforming
Values of Poisoning Coefficients
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