Fuel cells - energy converters of the future
We will show you experimental setups for storing solar energy. Solar power is used to extract hydrogen from water. Fuel cells can be used, once the sun isn't shining, to very efficiently again produce electricity from this.
You may also see a reproduction of the experimental setup of the first fuel cell produced in the year 1839.
Fuel cells offer many advantages and will soon be used to replace combustion engines and gas heaters. Fuel cells are very efficient, are completely soundless and without vibration. The ideal fuel is hydrogen, as it has a lot of energy stored and combusts to environment-friendly water. Yet renewable resources such as organic alcohol are also very suitable.
3D-model of the enzyme and computer animation
See our vision of the organic production of hydrogen - from sunlight and water.
House of Chemistry (Haus der Chemie), foyer
duration: 20 min
Suitable for children age 10 and older
Type of event:
Exhibit, demonstration, experiment