fuel cell

noun

Definition of fuel cell

: a device that continuously changes the chemical energy of a fuel (such as hydrogen) and an oxidant directly into electrical energy

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Students were challenged to create a car that uses a fuel cell with a limited number of batteries, turning hydrogen and oxygen into hydrogen gas, which produces electricity that powers the car. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, chicagotribune.com, "Latino could help conquer climate change," 16 July 2019 Toyota’s selling its flagship fuel cell passenger car Mirai to eleven countries including the US, Japan, and nine countries in Europe. Echo Huang, Quartz, "A hydrogen fueling station fire in Norway has left fuel-cell cars nowhere to charge," 12 June 2019 The Skai instead uses very light hydrogen fuel cells to run its rotors, giving it a range of 400 miles and the capacity to carry 1,000 pounds in people or freight, the company says. Christopher Weber, The Denver Post, "Long road to liftoff for hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle," 4 Aug. 2019 Electric cars use rechargeable batteries, but this competition focused on vehicles that used hydrogen fuel cells with the least possible number of batteries, while the students still kept the cars running quickly and efficiently. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, chicagotribune.com, "Latino could help conquer climate change," 16 July 2019 Electric cars use rechargeable batteries, but this competition focused on vehicles that used hydrogen fuel cells with the least possible number of batteries, while the students still kept the cars running quickly and efficiently. Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Latino students take prize in Prague, could help conquer climate change," 15 July 2019 Electric cars use rechargeable batteries, but this competition focused on vehicles that used hydrogen fuel cells with the least possible number of batteries, while the students still kept the cars running quickly and efficiently. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, latimes.com, "L.A. Latino students take prize in Prague, could help conquer climate change," 15 July 2019 And because hydrogen can also be made cleanly from electricity and water, hydrogen fuel cells can be an effective alternative to batteries for storing electricity. Tom Metcalfe, NBC News, "Electric air taxis powered by hydrogen promise greater range for intercity commutes," 7 July 2019 According to Green Car Reports, the hydrogen fuel explosion affected hydrogen fuel cell vehicle drivers in the Bay Area. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "After June fires, energy group says hydrogen is future’s fuel," 16 June 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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