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Fuel Cells When Will the Breakthrough Come?
October 29, 2013
Deutsche Welle / Powered by NewsLook.com
Fuel cells are a classic case of innovative technology - except it has barely been used in practice. It has enjoyed precious few large-scale applications.
Change is on its way, however. A 250 kilowatt facility the size of a shipping container is now set to supply the Ministry of Research in Berlin with electricity. Report by Holger Trzeczak.
last updated on 2014-10-25 at 12:38 am EDT
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