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Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer was Director of Outreach Programs for the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, and edited a monthly and a quarterly newsletter for the organization. Her articles on fuel cell technology have appeared in such publications as Sustainable Development International, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter, and Standard & Poors Utilities & Perspectives.


Fuel Cells: State of the Industry

Where are we now? This is a question that industries, especially emerging industries, should be required to ask themselves often. Being forward-looking has its advantages, but unless an industry knows where it stands, it will be unable to see very far into its future.

A Fuel Cell Primer

A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, with water and heat as the by-product. A fuel cell is similar in structure to a battery but it does not run down, nor does it require recharging — as long as hydrogen is supplied, it will continue to operate. The conversion of the fuel (hydrogen) to energy takes place without combustion; therefore the process is highly efficient, clean and quiet.