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MTI Micro set to replace lithium ion batteries with fuel cells
Posted: 07-Apr-2008 [Source: CNET]

[MTI has announced its completion of prototype products and has set plans to tool up a factory for mass-production. If all goes according to the current plan, we should start seeing methanol based power products in portable electronics by 2009.]

By Hanna Sistek (CNET) -- "For years, companies have promised that methanol fuel cells for powering cell phones and other gadgets are just around the corner. Now MTI Micro says it's finally true.""

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Methanol is the most energetic of the materials with the least amount of trouble for making a product," says George Relan, vice president of corporate development at MTI. "You don't have to pressurize it, store it in cold temperatures, or make a powder of it--like you need with hydrogen--which you then have to mix with water to get a reaction. Methanol contains 5,000 watt hour energy per liter."

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