According to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun Wednesday morning edition, Hitachi is supposed to sell methanol fuel cells for small electronic gadgets in 2007.
The new methanol fuel cells are designed to be used as external power packs to recharge portable devices.
Hitachi has setup a plant with 2,000-3,000 cells per month capacity.
Hitachi showed their methanol fuel cell concept for devices already in 2003. In 2004 they showed a real life prototype. It is about time this thing comes on the market.The Hitachi fuel cells have about 100mw per cm2 power and a 10,000 life time.
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