History

  1. 1766

    hydrogen is discovered as an element

  2. 1806

    first combustion engine powered by hydrogen and oxygen

  3. 1839

    the fuel cell is invented

  4. 1842

    gas voltaic battery proves hydrogen and oxygen can produce electric current

  5. 1955

    Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell is invented

  6. 1966

    NASA uses fuel cells in space mission

  7. 2003

    first fuel cell airplane takes off

  8. 2007

    fuel cells available commercially as back-up power

  9. 2008

    first fuel cell car is introduced

  10. 2013

    Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership is launched

  11. 2015

    Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre is born

  12. 2016

    the Centre is awarded European Regional Development Funding

  13. 2018

    Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre officially

  14. The future starts here

    2019… 2020… 2021…

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