Items tagged with fuel cell

A new breakthrough at Virginia Tech could be the beginning of a new type of commercial battery production. Granted, tech companies make these claims on a regular basis -- but this one may be worth paying attention to in the long term. According to EurekaAlert, a research team led by Y.H. Percival Zhang has created a high-density battery capable of running on sugar instead of relying on platinum as a catalyst. Why Sugar Could Work Sugar, or glucose, is a remarkably good source of energy. It stores far more energy than a comparable lithium-ion battery. Its energy density is on par with ethanol (think... Read more...
With the mobile world exploding, there's a huge market growing for charging solutions. Keeping your gadgets charged has always been a top priority for heavy users, but now it's becoming entirely more mainstream. PowerTrekk is a company that's looking to mix cutting-edge charging technology with the mobile space, and they have created a fuel-cell driven power source for mobile phones and other consumer electronics devices. Amazingly, it's just pocket-sized, and it can provide instant power anywhere, even in remote locations where it's hard to find a wall outlet to recharge. It uses fuel cell technology... Read more...
Standard batteries? That's old hat? The Touchstone charger? Even that's so yesterday. Solar powered? Been there, done that. Toshiba's looking to one-up everyone else in the cellphone energy game by introducing a Direct Methanol Fuel Source (DMFS) for mobile devices. You heard that right--it's a fuel cell, for your cellphone. No, it's not the future, it's right now. The product, which is being called the Dynario, is a clip-on charging solution that attaches to the back of a phone in place of the standard battery. It promises to bring "almost instant refueling" and it keeps your mobile charged even... Read more...