Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell History
Bus running on an H Power phosphoric acid fuel cell, 1996.
Image #490,001,001 from the ETV Collection, U.S. Department of Energy
Original Department of Energy caption:
"Bus powered by phosphoric acid fuel cell / battery propulsion system.
"This bus was developed by H. Power Corp. of Belleville, NJ for the Department
of Energy as part of the Fuel Cell Bus Project. Fuel cells produce electricity by combining
hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Since they have no moving parts, they produce little or no noise.
Except for ordinary water, they produce near zero emissions and can offer the same performance
as conventional gasoline and diesel-fueled vehicles."
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