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Tuesday February 15, 2005 12:30 pm

Methanol Fuel Cells Being Tested

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Methanol BatteryHigh octane MP3s are soon to be a reality. DTI Energy of California has joined the small group of licensees trying to create fuel cells using methanol as a base. Methanol, air and water are combined to create a thermodynamic (heat releasing) reaction between the hydrogen in methanol and oxygen, which produces electricity. These fuel cells are estimated to be 5 times more powerful then standard batteries, and when they run out, you simply refill the methanol. Estimates say these cells are ten times more powerful than Lithium Ion batteries.

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Sounds good until your pocket explodes…

ya, i wonder what precautions are taken so we don’t get a giant hole in our pocket.

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