Fuel cell to provide 20-hour battery life?
The Inquirer is reporting on a story in the Nihon
Keizai Shimbun about a new type of fuel cell for notebooks. According to the story, Casio has developed a methanol-powered solid polymer fuel cell that
will be 90% smaller than equivalent offerings. The fuel cell will
reportedly provide up to 20 hours of battery life per charge, and will
sample "within the year." Current fuel cell offerings are often either
too large or not significantly better than traditional
batteries. It looks like Casio's fuel cell may be small enough to fit
inside standard notebooks, while still offering significantly better
battery life than current Li-Ion batteries. The original story is
available on Nikkei.net here,
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