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UltraCell Methanol Fuel Cell System hasn't been hit with the ugly stick


Wow, look — a fuel cell that doesn't look like a slab of industrial scrap metal. UltraCell's Portable Methanol Fuel Cell System will power your portable electronic devices at twice the energy density of a lithium battery, using a micro reformer to generate hydrogen from concentrated methanol. About the size of a paperback novel, it weighs in at about 40 ounces, which puts us closer to something we might actually be willing to cart around with us. Fuel canisters can be instantly hot swapped to provide continuous power in remote situations, or support batteries by serving as a portable recharging power supply. The 25 watt version intended for consumer use, UltraCell25, will be available next year — sure wish we could tell ya how much.

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