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Bao-Lian YI(blyi@dicp.ac.cn)


Fuel cell, a clean and high-efficiency electrochemical power source, has being paid much attention worldwide recent years. In this paper, the progress and perspective of fuel cell technology are elucidated in detail. Fuel cells have been applied in some special fields such as spacecraft, shuttle and submarines. However, in the areas of transportation, stationary station and portable power source, fuel cells are still under demonstration due to the durability and cost problems. The reliability and surrounding survivability of fuel cells should be enhanced in the special application. Meanwhile, the durability and cost of fuel cells are the main issues to be solved in the civil application. Fuel cell technologies need to be improved from three aspect innovations of key materials, components and system in order to realize fuel cell commercialization.

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fuel cells, power source, durability, cost

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