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Published on April 30th, 2005 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg


Another Interesting Fuel Cell Development

Scotsman.com reports on another type of fuel cell research:

Scientists in Scotland are leading research to develop new technology that can harness the power of the sun to clean up polluted water – while producing electricity at the same time.

At the heart of the research at Aberdeen University is a new type of fuel cell that is capable of using sunlight to break down various pollutants in water and produces electricity as a byproduct.

The results of a £1.2 million three-year research initiative, announced yesterday, could eventually be used to treat water in third world countries as well as provide cheap water treatment in the oil and gas and water industries.

This, along with the post on microbial fuel cells below, demonstrates what a flexible concept the fuel cell is. I must admit that the more I read, the more I realize how little I know about fuel cells. Would someone like to explain them?

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