Toshiba Develops Matchbox-sized Fuel Cells

According to an article at the EE Times, the prototype measures 22 x 56 mm and is 4.5 mm thick. It includes a 2-cc capacity fuel tank. The fuel cell weighs 8.5 grams, and has an output power of 100 mW. Using a 99.5-percent concentration of methanol, the fuel cell can power low-power consumption devices such as MP3 audio players for about 20 hours, Toshiba said. Toshiba divides its DMFC development into two types, “active” and “passive.” The new passive fuel cell aims for higher power

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