primary fuel cell

primary fuel cell

[′prī‚mer·ē ′fyül ‚sel]
(electricity)
A fuel cell in which the fuel and oxidant are continuously consumed.
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One of the factors constraining the emerging primary fuel cell market has been the absence of a cost effective means to deliver high-pressure hydrogen to this fundamentally distributed market.
The contract for a "Zero Gravity - PEM Regenerative Fuel Cell Energy Storage System" leads to a PEM fuel cell that provides the advantages of a primary fuel cell but can recharge itself from an electrical power supply.
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort leads to a unique PEM fuel cell that provides the advantages of a primary fuel cell but can recharge itself from an electrical power supply.
Since fuel cells have already demonstrated themselves to be a reliable power source, the PTC Group believes that a commitment to being a primary fuel cell user will provide market incentive for developers to participate in the manufacturing cost reduction efforts that have prevented commercialization to date.