[WHAT ARE HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS?]
The idea for the hydrogen fuel cell was first discovered by a german scientist Christian Friedrich Schönbein. In February 1839 a welsh scientist by the name of sir William Robert Grove demonstrated the first hydrogen fuel cell based on Schönbein work in the February edition of philisophical magazine and journal of science. In 1955 this work was changed even more by W. Thomas Grubb who worked for the General electric company GE by adding a sulphonated polystyrene ion-exchange membrane as the electrolyte. Three years later another GE chemist, Leonard Niedrach, made a way of inserting platinum onto the membrane, which made a chemical reaction for the needed hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions.Today they are used widely throughout the world.