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A prospective study on fuel cells technology is presented, the main purpose being to collect and evaluate data on the prospects of fuel cells and on the evolution of their key techno-economic characteristics towards the year 2020 and beyond.
The information collected concerns mainly the specification of the most promising emerging fuel cell system configurations, the probable commercialization dates and the priority choices on the basis of market penetration assumptions. Detailed data on the evolution of techno-economic parameters such as the efficiency, investment, operating and maintenance cost, maximum achievable power density, catalyst loading, stack and system life, reliability, emissions, etc are presented in the study, which also outlines the main factors leading to the expectation of the suggested developments.
The final results of the study consist of the so-called reference technology modules and of the corresponding reference choice values, which represent aggregated data suggested for use in the development of long-term energy scenarios. .

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Authors: PAPAMELETIOU D, JRC Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16321 EN (1995) 104pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199512014 / Last updated on: 1995-12-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en