The Science section guides you through the basics of hydrogen and fuel cells, and the different types of fuel cells and their applications.
Fuel cells are classified by the type of electrolyte that they use. In Canada, the three main types of fuel cells in development are proton exchange membrane, direct methanol, and solid oxide. Visit the Fuel Cell Types page to learn about the science and applications of different fuel cells such as Proton Exchange Membrane, Solid Oxide, Direct Methanol, Alkaline and Phosphoric Acid.
An ‘application’ is how something is put to use. Fuel cells are used in the four following main areas or applications. Click on the fuel cell application for more information.