Energy - from hydrogen

Fuel cells: pollution-free electricity from hydrogen

A fuel cell is a device that generates electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen in a chemical reaction. The conversion process is an electrochemical one producing only water and heat as by-products. Fuels cells can be used in a wide range of applications from laptop computers to buses. Fuel cells are also being developed for powering railway locomotives and even aircraft.


General information

  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
    The FCHEA serves as a catalyst for information exchange and cooperative projects and provides the setting for mutual support among industry, government, and research/academic organizations.
  • Hydrogen Technologies Information Network
    (US DOE)

    Articles, fact sheets, reports, publication lists, technical project summaries available from this site. The Learning Center provides fact sheets in PDF format.
  • Fuel Cells 2000
    Fuel Cells 2000 promotes the development and early commercialisation of fuel cells and related pollution-free, efficient energy generation, storage and utilization technologies and fuels.


  • The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Letter
    ...the voice of the international hydrogen and fuel cell communities, covering events and developments in this emerging field as they occur. This publication is available by paid subscription. Archived headline stories may be viewed on line.