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Hydrogen Fuel Cell The Hydrogen Fuel Cell can revolutionize the entire world. This ingenious technology, which generates electricity from the chemical reactions of hydrogen and oxygen has, in its 150-year history, passed many of the critical tests along the path from innovation to innovation. Recent developments in fuel cell technology and concurrent developments within the automotive and energy sectors have attracted the entire world to brink of the gas cell era and the hydrogen economy. The future is, however, inherently murky. Fuel cells still face significant technological, political and economic hurdles before they can reach their truly awesome potential. An examination of these hurdles, set to the backdrop of an explanation of the present state of the art of fuel cell technology and the present and growing regulatory and economic landscape, will provide insights into much touted future of the fuel cell. In the near future, the fuel cell will come to play a far more prominent role in the world energy economy. The level to which this innovation will revolutionize the world will be contingent on any number of technological, political and economic elements. To be able to understand the possible impact and resulting policy implications of this fuel cell, it's first necessary to explain the technology of the fuel cell. The fuel cell uses the chemical properties of hydrogen to make an electric current " ...[T]hey make an electric current by intercepting the electrons that flow from 1 reactant to another within an electrochemical reaction. "1 Fuel cells need only a gas comprising hydrogen and oxygen, usually from atmospheric air, to create electricity. A gas cell which utilizes pure hydrogen produces this electricity le...