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UN SDG Category : Responsible Consumption and Production
Innovator : Seenuvasan Kannan Muralidharan
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Institution : Manakula Vinayakar institute of technology

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Problem Statement
A fuel cell-powered vehicle with an engine powered by compressed hydrogen, is like any other electric vehicle but uses hydrogen instead of a large, heavy battery for energy. These innovative vehicles are considered much safer than regular gasoline-powered automobiles. Rather than noxious, poisonous exhaust, a fuel cell vehicle emits only water vapor

Solution
Our idea is to develop a fuel cell-powered vehicle with an engine by compressed hydrogen, is like any other electric vehicle but uses hydrogen instead of a large, heavy battery for energy. These innovative vehicle are considered much safer than regular gasoline-powered Automobiles. Rather than noxious, poisonous exhaust, a fuel cell vehicle emits only water vapour. A fuel cell is composed of an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane. A fuel cell works by passing hydrogen through the anode of a fuel cell and oxygen through the cathode. At the anode site,the hydrogen molecules are split into electrons and protons. The protons pass through the electrolyte membrane, while the electrons are forced through a circuit, generating an electric current and excess heat. At the cathode,the protons,electrons,and oxygen combine to produce water molecules. Due to their high efficiency, fuel cells are very clean, with their only by-products being electricity, excess heat, and water. In addition, as fuel cells do not have any moving parts,they operate near-silently.

Beneficiary
Low-to-Zero Emissions • High Efficiency • Reliability

Innovation
A single fuel cell consists of an electrolyte sandwiched between two electrodes, an anode and a cathode. Bipolar plates on either side of the cell help distribute gases and serve as current collector. • In this case, Water is first broken down into its components Hydrogen and Oxygen using electrolysis. When The Power supply is switched off,these two recombine which actually creates Electrical Energy

India's Sustainable Development
The magnitude of power produced by a fuel cell depends on several factors, including fuel cell type, cell size, the temperature at which it operates, and the pressure at which the gases are supplied to the cell. A single fuel cell produces enough electricity for only the smallest applications. Therefore, to provide the power needed for most applications, individual fuel cells are combined in series into a fuel cell stack. A typical fuel cell stack may consist of hundreds of fuel cells. The purpose of a fuel cell is to produce an electrical current that can be directed outside the cell to do work, such as powering an electric motor or illuminating a light bulb or a city. Because of the way electricity behaves, this current returns to the fuel cell, completing an electrical circuit. The chemical reactions that produce this current are the key to how a fuel cell works.

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