Fuel cells for distributed power: benefits, barries and perspectives (2003)

Detailed study of fuel cells covering a wide range of issues from the basics till to the market potential. The focus is put on stationary fuel cells.

Content Description

This publication of 90 pages deals with all aspects of fuel cells. The focus of the report is laid on decentralised energy supply by stationary plants.


  • Advantages of stationary fuel cells
  • Fuel Cells for bio-based fuels
  • Fuel Cells based on hydrogen
  • Sound, vibration and required space
  • Use for refrigeration
  • Common features with mobile fuel cells
  • Possibilities of "simpler" CO2 storage
  • Risks and Costs
  • Market changes
  • International standards and safety regulations
  • Technical advantages
  • Connection to the grids
  • Future problems for fuel cells-Market potential


Bibliographic Data

Dr. Martin Pehnt
Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung, Heidelberg IFEU
Wilckenstr. 3
D-69120 Heidelberg
E-Mail: martin.pehnt@ifeu.de
Dr. Stephan Ramesohl
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
Postfach 10 04 80
D-42004 Wuppertal
E-Mail: stephan.ramesohl@wupperinst.org

June 2002, commissioned by WWF in co-operation with Fuel Cell Europe