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Fujitsu Laboratories Develops New FC Material Technology.

Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. recently announced the development of a new fuel cell (FC) material technology that enables the use of 30 percent methanol as a fuel source, as well as a prototype power unit that incorporates the technology.

According to Fujitsu Laboratories, the technology comprises an aromatic hydrocarbon solid electrolyte material covered with a high density of highly active platinum-based nano-particle catalyst with methanol blocking properties, which works to "[reduce] the total [membrane electrode assembly (MEA)] methanol crossover effect to one-tenth that encountered with typical fluorinated polymers."

Fujitsu Laboratories noted that the new technology allows for "much higher power capacities for passive micro [FCs] and realizes longer runtimes for mobile devices...."

Contact: Fujitsu Laboratories, phone +81-46-250-8257, website

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Publication:Fuel Cells Today
Date:Jan 30, 2004
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