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High-Temperature Fuel Cell Achieves Lifetime of More Than 11 Years

Jülich, 7 February 2019 – They waited for it to achieve a lifetime of 100,000 hours before gradually bringing their lifetime test to a close a few days ago: researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich developed a fuel cell and operated it at a temperature of 700 °C for more than 11 years. During its lifetime, this high-temperature fuel cell produced electric power for more than 10.5 years – longer than any other high-temperature fuel cell so far. Demonstrating such a long lifetime is viewed as an important step in the development of high-temperature fuel cells designed for maximum efficiency.

Jülicher Hochtemperatur-Brennstoffzellen nach  100.000 StundenJülich’s high-temperature fuel cell after 100,000 hours of constant operation at 700 °C
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich / Regine Panknin

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