Nissan fuel cell with bioethanol

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J now the Japanese presented their first prototype in Brazil. The prototype, based on the purely electrically powered Nissan e-NV200 panel van, runs on 100 percent bioethanol, but its so-called e-bio fuel cell can also use other alternative fuels such as natural gas. In conjunction with the 24 kWh battery, the fuel cell transporter can travel more than 600 kilometers. Nissan will subject the vehicle to further practical tests on public roads in Brazil.

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Nissan fuel cell with bioethanol at a glance.

The so-called e-bio fuel cell uses a solid oxide fuel cell (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell=SOFC) to generate electrical energy from bioethanol as fuel in a chemical process. Another component of the system is the so-called reformer, which generates hydrogen from ethanol or an ethanol-water mixture, among other things. The hydrogen is converted into electrical energy in the fuel cell with the addition of oxygen by electrolysis, which in turn charges the vehicle battery and thus drives the electric motor.

Nissan The e-bio fuel cell uses a solid oxide fuel cell to generate electrical energy from bioethanol as fuel in a chemical process

According to Nissan, the e-bio fuel cell with SOFC is extremely efficient. By using bioethanol from renewable raw materials as fuel, the entire process should be CO2-neutral.

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