Engineers Build Fuel Cell Motorcycle

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

A full story will be published to accompany this photo spread for the Gazette's Tuesday issue.
1. Hydrogen is stored in these two cylinders
2. The hydrogen is pumped to the fuel cell where it is converted into usable energy
3. The energy is sent to a regulator and converter
4. Excess heat from the fuel cell is pumped back to heat the fuel
5. These gears turn the wheel, moving the bike
6. This control panel shows pressure in the hydrogen tanks (1), speed, and more information—all of which can be downloaded to a USB flash drive.
A close up of the hydrogen storage tubes.
The fuel cell makes up 80% of the total cost of the bike.

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