How hydrogen fuel cell vehicles work?

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How hydrogen fuel cell vehicles work?

AUG 2019

Fuel cells are a bit like a cross between an internal-combustion engine and battery power.

Like an internal-combustion engine, they make power by using fuel from a tank (though the fuel is pressurized hydrogen gas rather than petrol or diesel). But, unlike an engine, a fuel cell doesn't burn the hydrogen. Instead, it's fused chemically with oxygen from the air to make water. In the process, which resembles what happens in a battery, electricity is released and this is used to power an electric motor (or motors) that can drive a vehicle. The only waste product is the water—and that's so pure you can drink it!

Think of fuel cells as batteries that never run flat. Instead of slowly depleting the chemicals inside them (as normal batteries do), fuel cells run on a steady supply of hydrogen and keep making electricity for as long as there's fuel in the tank.

INEOS Hydrogen - Fuel of the Future Website

INEOS is in a unique position to lead the transition to a hydrogen-powered economy. Over the next three years that business will be focussing on ramping up production of clean hydrogen across Europe, not only for INEOS' own sites but critically for other industries seeking affordable, low-carbon energy.

Visit the INEOS Hydrogen website to find out more

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