Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Samuelsen quoted in fuel cell/data centers article

Date: 
Thu, 11/30/2017

AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, is quoted in an article in the New York Times describing how hydrogen fuel cells are being used to power massive data centers.  These data centers could become an important market for fuel cells because the industry “appears to want to be more environmentally sensitive but more reliant on their own resources.”  Compared to fossil fuel-burning centers, fuel cells are more efficient and quieter, which has proven a surprising barrier to their acceptance among potential customers, Professor Samuelsen says. “It’s hard for anyone to believe that they’re making any power,” he said. “It’s not like a jet engine.”
 
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