November 24, 2003

CFCI Builds Fuel Cell For Alternative Energy Source

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This semester, researchers at Cornell have received over a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute (CFCI), where research done in Cornell laboratories will be used in conjunction with various collaborators to strengthen the area of alternative energy producing methods. The research deals with the various components of a fuel cell and how more common materials can be used to create a competitive market for such energy generating mechanisms.

“A fuel cell is a device that converts chemical energy into electricity,” clarified Prof. Hector Abru