Smallest Fuel Cell Yet From Toshiba

By Derek Sooman on June 24, 2004, 1:11 PM
As we were reporting recently, Toshiba have been boosting laptop HDD capacity (in a much needed move) and now it looks like the company has produced the smallest fuel cell yet..

"[COLOR=#1951B9]Fuel cells being developed for use in notebook computers will be able to power a machine for up to 10 hours on around 100 cubic centimeters of methanol, using a small pump to aid in the mixing of the methanol and water, and a fan to help dissipate heat.[/COLOR]"

This is just the sort of development we need to make notebooks - and in all sorts of electronic devices - smaller and more compact.

More here.




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HopefulSkeptic said:
I hope along with the pump and fan it comes with a fire extinguisher given that methanol, especially in vapour form is highly inflammable.
SNGX1275 said:
And now to recharge your lappie you need a tank of methanol? /probably should just read the article, but I'm on dialup
Rick said:
I wonder what the plan is for getting rid of the water by-product?
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