Title

Fuel Cells: The Future of Sustainable Energy?

Date

5-28-2015 9:45 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 10:00 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Energy Resources and Public Communication

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade and Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

With the rapid development of technology over the last century, there are more viable energy sources available than at any other point in history. Currently, the vast majority of this energy comes from oil, coal, and gas, but these fossil fuels are detrimental to the environment long term. Thus, in the pursuit of sustainable energy, many have recently turned to the hydrogen fuel cell: a technology that uses hydrogen to generate clean energy, emitting water vapor back into the environment. While a common use for fuel cells is in cars, hydrogen fuel cells have applications in multiple domains and are used to power industrial complexes, provide power on spacecraft, and even generate backup power for homes. Featuring Dr. Alexandre Yokochi, an OSU engineering professor and pioneer in sustainable energy research, this documentary explores the nature of fuel cell technology and its growing applications in the world today.

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Fuel Cells: The Future of Sustainable Energy?

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

With the rapid development of technology over the last century, there are more viable energy sources available than at any other point in history. Currently, the vast majority of this energy comes from oil, coal, and gas, but these fossil fuels are detrimental to the environment long term. Thus, in the pursuit of sustainable energy, many have recently turned to the hydrogen fuel cell: a technology that uses hydrogen to generate clean energy, emitting water vapor back into the environment. While a common use for fuel cells is in cars, hydrogen fuel cells have applications in multiple domains and are used to power industrial complexes, provide power on spacecraft, and even generate backup power for homes. Featuring Dr. Alexandre Yokochi, an OSU engineering professor and pioneer in sustainable energy research, this documentary explores the nature of fuel cell technology and its growing applications in the world today.