Fuel cells continue to be heralded as the energy source of the future, and every year an immense amount of research time and money is devoted making them more economically and technically viable. This compendium brings together an up-to-date review of the literature and commentary surrounding fuel cells research. Covering all relevant disciplines from science to engineering to policy, it is an exceptional resource for anyone with an invested interest in the field.

Key Features

Provides an comprehensive selection of reviews and other industrially focused material on fuel cells research Broadly scoped to encompass many disciplines, from science to engineering, to applications and policy. In-depth coverage of the two major types of fuel cells: Ceramic (Solid Oxide) and Polymers (Proton Exchange Membranes)


Researchers, scientists and students interested in fuel cells; particulary anyone looking for an overview of all the most influential research over the past year.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword Contributors 1 US Distributed Generation Fuel Cell Program 2 From Curiosity to “Power to Change The World®” 3 A Review of Catalytic Issues and Process Conditions for Renewable Hydrogen and Alkanes by Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons Over Supported Metal Catalysts 4 Fuel Processing for Low- and High-Temperature Fuel Cells: Challenges, and Opportunities for Sustainable Development in the 21st Century 5 Review of Fuel Processing Catalysts for Hydrogen Production in PEM Fuel Cell Systems 6 Conversion of Hydrocarbons and Alcohols for Fuel Cells 7 An Assessment of Alkaline Fuel Cell Technology 8 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells 9 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells: Fundamentals and Applications 10 International Activities in DMFC R&D: Status of Technologies and Potential Applications 11 Transport Properties of Solid Oxide Electrolyte Ceramics: A Brief Review 12 A Review on the Status of Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 13 Advances, Aging Mechanisms and Lifetime in Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells 14 Components Manufacturing for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 15 Engineered Cathodes for High Performance Sofcs 16 Surface Science Studies of Model Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts 17 Proton-Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Based On Hydrocarbon Polymers 18 Advanced Materials for Improved PEMFC Performance and Life 19 Polymer–Ceramic Composite Protonic Conductors 20 Recent Developments in High-Temperature Proton Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes 21 PEM Fuel Cell Electrodes 22 Review and Analysis of PEM Fuel Cell Design and Manufacturing 23 Aging Mechanisms and Lifetime of PEFC and DMFC 24 Materials for Hydrogen Storage 25 Fuel Economy of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles 26 PEMFC Systems: The Need for High Temperature Polymers As A Consequence of PEMFC Water and Heat Management 27 Portable and Military Fuel Cells 28 Microfabricated Fuel Cells 29 Electro-Catalytic Membrane Reactors and the Development of


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About the authors

Dr. Nigel Brandon

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK

Dr. David Thompsett

Affiliations and Expertise

Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Reading.