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Sep 27

Cenergie Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

Posted in Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel

CenergieAccording to a recent report by the UK Energy Research Centre, Britain faces an energy generating capacity shortfall of 7-16 gigawatts by 2015. We are not alone: the American shortfall between projected energy supply and demand by 2020 will be nearly 50 percent. Meanwhile, climate change is a real and present danger and a decline in oil production is on the horizon.

Is it true that our only options are Nuclear power with all its attendant hazards, or to continue to burn fossil fuels and pump greenhouse gases into our delicately balanced atmosphere? Cenergie PLC and others in the fuel cell and renewable energy industries along with scientists and energy experts think that this is a misrepresentation.

Insiders in the hydrogen power movement know that fuel cell systems used independently or in combination with renewable conventional and nuclear power have the potential to meet first local, then national energy supply needs in the short to long term, substantially reducing the environmental cost of our fossil fuel addiction. In the current climate, this matter deserves serious investigation.

Cenergie, an Anglo-Irish company with subsidiaries in the USA and Northern Europe, has a fuel cell in production in East London and Los Angeles that will deliver clean electricity to consumers for as little as 6.8 euro cent or US cent per kilowatt hour. Sceptics can see fuel cells in action, generating zero emission power on a continuous basis in projects pioneered by fuel cell developers across the globe.

Fuel cells are particularly effective in decentralised energy markets, as they are ideal for locally generated “on-site” power and waste-to-energy systems turning organic and municipal waste into electricity with no toxic emissions. Cenergie’s Total Utility Solution (TUS) schemes are multifunctional, at once reducing the need for landfill and incineration and bringing grid independence, cheap clean energy and pure water to the population.

Since the early 90’s, Cenergie has been developing the same type of fuel cell technology that was used by NASA to power life support systems on the Apollo spacecraft, and is robust, reliable and safe enough be used in space and military missions today. Thanks to the efforts of developers world-wide, fuel cells can now be mass-produced and marketed at realistic prices and can compete with conventional energy technologies.

» Source: Cenergie

  • Rob Geddse

    You say Hydrogen is an energy carrier which takes enormous amounts of energy to create (based on 2nd law of thermodynamics, much more than you get in return).

    If you are predicting an energy shortfall, Hydrogen only adds more load it does not create any relief whatsoever.

    Rob Geddes


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