Dynamic Fuel Cell Integration Circuit
Nicholas Dohmeier and Jarod Legault
Integrating the NEXA Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack (seen below) from Ballard Power Systems onto the dynamic bus of the IRENE (Integrated Renewable ENergy Experiment) project at IESVIC (Institute for Integrated Energy Systems) was the initial motivation behind the DFCIC project. A circuit was needed to allow the fuel cell to be used in this dynamic energy system. However, the results of the DFCIC project could help in designing power conditioning circuits for many fuel cell applications.