Temasek Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Fuel Cell Application Centre (FAC) has developed a motorised bicycle powered by fuel cells. It makes use of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology.
Oxygen and hydrogen from the surrounding air are converted into electrical energy through a chemical reaction that occurs in the fuel cell stack. As a result, the bicycle is
powered up and there is no gas emission since the by product of fuel cells is water.
The key features of this bicycle are:
- Achieves heat exchange between the Fuel Cell Stack and Hydrogen Cylinder.
- Stores excess energy and provides peak power when needed, using an ultra capacitor.
- Displays and monitors operational status of the bicycle.
- Provides high power density and table voltage output
- Is environmentally friendly and durable.