Fuel Cell Benefits Tools from the CT Center for Advanced Technology

posted Mar 13, 2014, 12:16 PM by Kay Mann   [ updated Mar 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ]
A fuel cell bus courtesy of the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology has developed a set of tools to show the benefits of using hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in place of traditional fossil fuel technologies, with funding from the U. S. Department of Energy.

The environment model calculates air emission savings from fuel cells in transportation or distributed energy generation applications. Here we focus on the tool for transportation applications

Hydrogen fuel cells can be used to power electric cars, trucks and buses. Hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles would significantly reduce tail pipe emissions. The Environmental Model calculates tail pipe emissions savings of fuel cell powered cars, trucks and buses. The output includes nitrous oxide, sulfur oxide and carbon dioxide emissions savings.

Calculate the air emissions saving of a fuel cell car, truck or bus using the Environmental Model.

Source: Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.

Fuel cell bus image courtesy of the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster.