Fuel Cell Features

Creating A “Hydrogen Society” to Protect the Global Environment Have Already Begun.

The national government, local governments and private companies are creating societies that do not rely on a single energy source while using with existing energy sources.
Hydrogen is indispensable for the creating of a sustainable society as a clean energy source without carbon dioxide (CO2).
Toyota Tsusho is contributing to clean-energy supplies by utilizing Fuel Cell, which uses hydrogen as its energy source.

Creating a

Benefit of Fuel Cell

  • Environmentally friendly

    There are almost no discharges of hazardous materials such as carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur oxides (Sox).

  • Quiet operation

    Unlike conventional combustion system generators, electricity is generated by chemical reactions in FC stack, so the operation noise is overwhelmingly quiet.
    In addition, Fuel Cell can be installed anywhere because of quiet operation.

  • Low maintenance

    Maintenance is only replacing the filter at the air inlet. It is low maintenance.
    In addition, there are few failures because of no parts wear.

  • High stability

    Fuel Cell can generate electricity stably without the effect of weather, sunlight, wind speed.

Mechanism of Power Generation by Fuel Cell

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
(SFC)

Fuel Cell Power Generation Principles
Method of
Power Generation
Supplied 90% concentration of methanol to FC stack. The hydrogen atoms from Methanol enter at the anode. The atoms are stripped of their electrons in the anode.
Benefits Compact, long-term autonomous operation and it is easy to hand the fuel.
Disadvantage Output power is small.

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Reformed Methanol Fuel Cell
(CHEM)

Reformed Methanol Fuel Cell (CHEM)
Method of
Power Generation
Supplied 59% concentration of methanol to Reformer. Reformer produce the hydrogen and supply it to FC stack.
FC stack generate the electricity by chemical reaction of hydrogen.
Benefits Long-term autonomous operation and it is easy to hand the fuel.
Disadvantage The operation life time is short.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell
(Ballard)

Hydrogen Fuel Cell(Ballard)
Method of
Power Generation
Supplies hydrogen gas.
FC stack generate the electricity by chemical reaction of hydrogen.
Benefits Zero-emission and large output-power.
Disadvantage Low power generation efficiency and it is difficult to handle fuel.

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