Direct ethanol fuel cells

Japanese researchers say they have gone some way to overcomnig the difficulties in using ethanol as a fuel cell material.

Thanks to Hugh Baker

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One Response to Direct ethanol fuel cells

  1. Pradeep 17 February, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Essentially, they developed better anode and cathode catalysts, but I am not sure if ethanol crossover (transport of ethanol through the Nafion membrane) itself is inhibited. I am too lazy to look around, but is there any info on
    1. power density
    2. Polarization characteristics
    of the DEFC (direct ethanol fuel cell)?
    I think technologies like this are good replacements for rechargeable batteries in laptops and cellphones.

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