closed-cycle fuel cell

closed-cycle fuel cell

[¦klōzd ¦sī·kəl ′fyül ‚sel]
(electricity)
A fuel cell in which the reactants are regenerated by an auxiliary process, such as electrolysis.
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According to Kyodo, the Urashima, which employs a hydrogen-powered, closed-cycle fuel cell, maintained a depth of 800 meters, traveling in 25-kilometer laps at a speed of five kilometers per hour for a period of 56 hours.
The underwater vehicle Urashima uses a closed-cycle fuel cell, using hydrogen as fuel, and is the first unmanned underwater vehicle to use fuel cells, Aoki said.