Notebook fuel cells promise 20h battery life

Posted on Sunday, April 09 2006 @ 1:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer reports methanol fuel cells for notebooks may soon promise a battery life of 20 hours.
IT'S NOW been quite a few years since Intel got wildly enthusiastic about fuel cell technology extending the battery life of our notebook widgets to hours and hours and hours.

It has been oddly quiet about fuel cells since, despite investing $2 million in Jafko and some of $12 million into Neah Power Systems.

But now it looks as if there might be light at the end of the fuel cell tunnel, because according to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Casio has created a component using solid polymer fuel cells which will be a staggering 90 per cent tinier than any of the competition.

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