Fuel cell

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A device used to produce electricity directly from the reaction between a fuel and an oxidant at electrode surfaces which are in contact with an electrolyte.

Note: The most important reaction for power generation is produced by the combination of hydrogen with air or oxygen.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM