23 Jan '15, 11am

Sir William Grove, inventor of #fuelcell 170 years ago, honoured in home city Swansea with unveiling of a blue plaque

William Robert Grove was born in Swansea in 1811. In 1842, he developed the first fuel cell, which produced electrical energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen. A graduate of Oxford University, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, a significant recognition of outstanding scientific endeavour. Grove also became a QC (senior lawyer) in 1853, and was knighted in 1872. He died in 1896, and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in London. Professors John Tucker and David Lovering of Swansea University, and Professor David Hart of Imperial College London, gave speeches at the unveiling of the plaque yesterday. The plaque is outside the divisional police headquarters on Grove Place, marking the spot where Grove lived in a house called The Laurels during his time in Swansea. A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the UK to commemorate a link between tha...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/41204/fuel-cell-...

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