Fuel cell runs on synthetic JP-8 diesel fuel

While this new fuel cell technology is only directed at military use, it is another example of how technology is trying to catch up with the needs of real life. In real life combat situations, the military would love to have a silent, efficient way to generate the electricity that they need, and they also require that the system use heavy fuels that can be made to function out in the field. Diesel is their fuel of choice, and in this case, a synthetic diesel fuel was successfully used to generate electricity in a new type of fuel cell developed by Acumentrics. The fuel first was refined somehow using a separate device. After all of that was done, the fuel cell was twice as efficient at generating electricity than the standard issue diesel generators currently in use. For more information on the process, click here.

[Source: Gizmag]

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