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Energy 2020: Space and the Future

Made popular by its role in supplying electricity for NASA’s Apollo missions in the 1960s, fuel cells are super-important pieces of the world’s energy puzzle going forward. Not least because of their ability to guide combustible fuels through conversion from chemical to electrical forms with superb efficiencies, usually exceeding 60%, since they do not have to pass through the limitations of Carnot cycles. Also, fuel cells can work with any fuel type to produce electricity, from pure hydrogen, with water as a by-product, to hydrocarbons, with carbon dioxide as the by-product. Unfortunately, their efficiency means they are incredibly expensive, with recent reductions in their costs still standing above the cost of flexible fuels. Not to mention how dangerous the disposal of fuel cells is to the environment. On the bright side, there is much talk about using nanotechnology to fabricate cheaper fuel cells, as it was accomplished with nanobatteries back [...]

March 4th, 2020|Tags: , , |