Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2004


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Engineering Technology Management

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


Hydrogen as fuel, Fuel cells, Technology -- Management, Renewable eneergy sources, Technological innovations -- Management


The reason that Fuel Cells have not been adopted by today’s economy is because of the nature of hydrogen and the need for longer operational lifetimes of fuel cells, and the need to increase public knowledge of operational and servicing issues associated with adopting this new technology. Today the engineering and technology management of fuel cell development is focused on the fuel hydrogen and the extraction of hydrogen from hydrocarbon fuels, safety in handling, transportation of hydrogen, integration with other technologies, material science research aimed at extending operational lifetimes and public knowledge of operational and servicing issues. Fuel cells are environmentally friendly devices that produce electricity from the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen. The byproduct of this combustion is hot clean water. Fuel cells have a long history of development.


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