New technology powers fuel cells

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New technology powers fuel cells

A new fuel cell for notebook PCs, more compact and powerful than competing technologies, could be on the market in early 2006 at a price of around $90, its Japanese inventors claim.

Materials and Energy Research Institute Tokyo (Merit) is betting on direct borohydride fuel cell technology, which it sees as cheaper and more compact than the direct methanol fuel cell technology other Japanese companies are developing.

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