Anniversary for Jülich’s Slow Burner: Fuel Cell Running for 10 Years
Jülich, 7 August 2017 – Success! For 10 years now, a high-temperature fuel cell developed by Jülich scientists has been generating electricity as part of a lifetime test. No other fuel cell with ceramic cells has ever run for this long, and Jülich’s cell just keeps on running. The short lifetimes have in the past been regarded as the major flaw of this type of fuel cell – but Jülich’s slow burner is proving the opposite. Ceramic high-temperature fuel cells of this type achieve outstanding efficiencies and are considered particularly low-maintenance. They are thus suitable particularly for applications in stationary power supply systems, for example for households or small businesses, but also for large vehicles such as trucks, trains, or ships.