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Toshiba Plans Methanol-Powered Laptop

“We believe it will be the first”‘ laptop computer to use such a power source, Ruta Takeishi, a manager in Toshiba’s European electronics division, said at a battery industry conference in Paris. It will initially be available only in Japan, he said.

The so-called micro fuel cell is one of a new class of energy storage devices under development by Tokyo-based Toshiba and other battery makers, as well as companies focusing on the technology, such as Mechanical Technology Inc.’s MTI MicroFuel Cells unit in Albany, New York.

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