Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-3623
2003-11-18

Fuel Cells and Ethanol: a Technological Advantage 2003-01-3623

A new technological concept of electric energy generation appeared in the last years. The concept of energy generation via “fuel cell” is becoming more and more important for energetic planning, due to its sole characteristics. This paper aims to relate and discuss the energetic fuel cell using ethanol, directly or indirectly, as a renewable fuel and show its importance and advantages within the field of alternative energies. The advantages of utilizing ethanol are very big. However for the commercial utilization, in both cases, of these technologies, it is necessary to implement a lot of work on R&D&I. In the short range period, the catalytic reform seems to be the best technological option. It is point out the importance of this alternative to be considered by the Brazilian Government, which would allow our sustainable entry for the so called “Hydrogen Economy”.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Ethanol Fuel Cell: New Electrocatalysts Systems

2005-01-4078

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Fuel-Flexible, Fuel Processors (F3P) - Reforming Infrastructure Fuels for Fuel Cells

2001-01-1341

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Performance of an Onboard Fuel Processor for PEM Fuel Cell Vehicles

2005-01-0008

View Details

X