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1963 - pouring the fuel cell (commercial 18-cents-a-gallon diesel oil, simply purified) is Dr. Thomas Grubb, pioneer with Dr. Leonard Niedrach

NEW GE FUEL CELL

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Fuel Cells

April 23, 1963

Diesel oil is combined with air in a new General Electric fuel cell, generating electricity directly to power the motor at right. Pouring the fuel cell (commercial 18-cents-a-gallon diesel oil, simply purified) is Dr. Thomas Grubb, pioneer with Dr. Leonard Niedrach (left) in the development of the first fuel cell to operate successfully with a broad range of inexpensive hydrocarbon fuels at moderate temperatures. The new cell has been operated with a variety of other common liquid fuels as well as such gaseous hydrocarbon fuels as propane and natural gas.

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