An den Wasserstoff-Tankstellen des Fraunhofer ISE soll der Infrarot-Sensor zur Qualitätskontrolle des Gases getestet werden ©Fraunhofer ISE

The energy carrier hydrogen in combination with a fuel cell is regarded as a particularly clean alternative in the mobility of the future. But even the slightest contamination of the odorless and colorless gas can put an abrupt end to driving pleasure. “The fuel cell can be poisoned,” explains sensor expert Andreas Schütze from Saarland University.

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