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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

World's Smallest Methanol Fuel Cell

The Guiness Book of World Records has certified Toshiba's direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) as the world's smallest, at only 56mm (slightly over 2 inches) long. The fuel cell is designed for portable electronic devices, and can power an MP3 player for up to 20 hours on a full (2cc) charge of methanol. Toshiba is promoting the DMFC as an longer-life alternative to traditional batteries for power-hungry gadgets.

Toshiba plans to start making its DMFC available this year.

Source: PhysOrg