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Hydrogen fuel cell tech-help tackle climate change

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Bürkert supports hydrogen fuel cell technology to help tackle climate change

The UN has warned that countries need to cut emissions by as much as five times their planned amount over the next 11 years to avert the worst effects of global warming. One of the most effective means of reaching those targets is to break the dependence on carbon-emitting fossil fuels. Hydrogen fuel cells offer a cleaner, greener alternative that could prove crucial in the fight against climate change.

Hydrogen fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert the chemical energy of hydrogen into electrical energy. Fuel cells are similar to batteries in operation and constituent parts. The key difference is that while batteries store energy, hydrogen fuel cell technology produces electricity continuously and efficiently as long as hydrogen and an oxidant are supplied. Hydrogen enables the deployment of renewables by converting and storing otherwise curtailed electricity and can be used as a buffer or strategic reserve for power.

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