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Fuel cell:
An electrochemical device that converts chemical energy directly into electricity.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to validate hydrogen technologies in the field. This results in a significant amount of real-world data that enables evaluation of hydrogen technology to meet DOE targets while being used by real customers. NREL recently completed a major project to demonstrate and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings. This involved data from 500,000 individual vehicle trips covering 3.6 million miles, from which NREL determined that fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) have made rapid progress in range and durability.


The National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final Report shows progress in extending vehicle driving ranges and increasing fuel cell durability and discusses NREL’s key findings from the demonstration project. This effort, funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), supports the Department's broader strategy to advance U.S. leadership in hydrogen and fuel cell technological innovation and help the industry bring these technologies into the marketplace at lower cost.

NREL’s Hydrogen Secure Data Center (HSDC) plays a crucial role in the independent, third-party analysis of hydrogen fuel cell technologies. While the raw data are protected in the HSDC, the public may see aggregated results through this Open EI page. Results are in the form of composite data products (CDPs), which communicate relevant technical results without revealing proprietary data. NREL has published 99 CDPs related to fuel cell durability, vehicle driving range, on-site hydrogen production costs, and a wide variety of other topics.