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Fuel Cells: Renewable Energy’s Silent Partner

March 26 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Fuel cells are one of Renewable Energy’s silent partners in providing power on demand to our needs in industry, at home and on the road. Fuel cells produce electricity from fuels at high efficiency and without combustion, leading to significant fuel economy and sustainability benefits across an array of applications. Many fuel cells operate on hydrogen fuel and produce only water vapor as emissions, making the technology a significant enabler of the ‘hydrogen economy’, a movement toward low- and zero-carbon hydrogen as a fuel and feedstock across multiple sectors including transportation, distributed power generation, industrial/chemical processing, and energy storage.

Fuel cells can be applied in reverse in a process called “Electrolysis” to produce hydrogen from water using electricity. Electrolyzers are essential in the hydrogen economy as they offer the most efficient and sustainable method to produce carbon-free hydrogen using zero-carbon electricity from traditional renewables like solar and wind turbines. Together, fuel cell and electrolyzer development and commercial deployment are enabling decarbonization strategies across the global energy economy, including industrial, power generation and transportation.

This presentation was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the play button below.

Fuel Cell Solid oxide cell stack arrangement
14-megawatt utility-scale fuel cell installation in Derby, Connecticut
Jetson Juopperi

Jetson Juopperi is the Director of Strategy and Business Development at FuelCell Energy, a global leader in fuel cell technology innovation based in Connecticut, USA. Jetson is responsible for market strategy development efforts across the company’s diverse fuel cell and electrolyzer product portfolio.  Jetson holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in Data Analytics from Penn State University.

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Other Fuel Cell Information

For additional information on the progress of fuel cells, see the link on a new distance record of 1,741.7 miles recently set by a fuel cell powered train For more information, click here.

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Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (eastern PA)