Fuel cell technology got a boost recently when international air flight regulators changed rules that banned passengers from carrying flammable methanol onto aircraft.More details over at BBC.
Linnet Tsai, deputy marketing manager for Antig, said the first fuel cells to go on sale would marry familiar lithium-ion batteries with the methanol-based technology.
Instead of storing power, fuel cells generate electricity by breaking down methanol via an electrochemical process. The fuel cells can be recharged by topping them up with methanol from a cartridge.
Notebooks fuel cells to go on sale next year
Posted on Saturday, March 11 2006 @ 22:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck