Chapter 23

The Role of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in Stationary Applications

Kathrin Volkart1, Martin Densing1, Rocco De Miglio2, Thierry Priem3, Steve Pye4 and Brian Cox1,    1PSI, Villigen, Switzerland,    2E4SMA, Turin, Italy,    3CEA, Grenoble, France,    4University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom


In the medium to long term, stationary fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) technologies and applications are considered as potentially significant elements in energy systems with a high share of variable renewable energies. Besides the gain in flexibility for the energy system, FCH technologies are associated with the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution, high energy efficiency, reduction of fossil fuel ...

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