Combined Fuel Cell system
As mentioned in the DBFC section of our homepage, so far there is Hydrogen produced as a “by-product” while operating a DBFC.
Right now the Hydrogen is unused and released into the air. A better solution to use the precious Hydrogen is needed.
Normal Fuel Cells like PEMFC need very pure hydrogen in order to produce electricity and avoid poisoning their electrode. The produced “by-product” Hydrogen from the catalyst reaction of the DBFC of cause suits this criterion. Here scientists developed the idea of a combined Fuel Cell system.