2009 Fuel Cell Market Report, November 2010: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, water, and heat. Unlike batteries, fuel cells continuously generate electricity, as long as a source of fuel is supplied. Moreover, fuel cells do not burn fuel, making the process quiet, pollution-free and two to three times more efficient than combustion. Fuel cell systems can be a truly zero-emissionsource of electricity, if the hydrogen is produced from non-polluting sources. Global concerns about climate change, energy security, and air pollution are driving demand for fuel cell technology. More than 630 companies and laboratories in the United States are investing $1 billion a year in fuel cells or fuel cell component technologies. This report provides an overview of trends in the fuelcell industry and markets, including product shipments, market development, and corporate performance. It also provides snapshots of select fuel cell companies, including general.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages60
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BK-6A20-49492

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102010-3156


  • clean energy
  • financing
  • fuel cells
  • fuel cells
  • fuels
  • hydrogen
  • portable power
  • stationary power
  • technologies
  • technologies program
  • transportation


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