HydroFILL Squeezes Electricity Out of Your Tap Water

Fuel cell outfitter Horizon is now offering a personal hydrogen power plant for use with its MiniPAK and HydroSTIK products. Although it isn't cheap, the system will (cleanly!) charge all of your small devices using the same water you drink. » 7/22/10 3:40pm 7/22/10 3:40pm

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: What Lies Beneath Edition

In today's Remainders: things lurking below the surface. Literally, a fuel cell-powered fish. Less literally, ISP's seething contempt for the FCC's new National Broadband Plan. Also: Samsung's David Lee Roth tablet love and a helicopter with rocket-powered blades. Yikes. » 3/16/10 5:50pm 3/16/10 5:50pm

The Future of Charging Gadgets? Toshiba's Methanol Fuel Cell Is…

As mentioned last week, Toshiba's first batch of 3,000 direct-methanol fuel cell (DMFC) chargers—the first from a major manufacturer—hit Japan on Thursday. The IDG News Service has been testing one, and here are their first impressions: » 10/27/09 11:39am 10/27/09 11:39am

Panasonic Laptop Fuel Cell Delivers 20 Hours of Power With Highly…

Panasonic's latest fuel cell breakthrough is the world's smallest designed for notebooks—270cc, about the same size as the existing lithium ones. They use highly concentrated methanol, similar to ones designed for the military as the fuel source, though 200cc of juice will give you 20 hours of power—or a whole one with … » 10/20/08 10:30am 10/20/08 10:30am

Korean Research Makes Hydrogen Manufacture 30 Times Cheaper

Scientists at Korea's S&P Energy Research Institute have worked out a way of manufacturing hydrogen that's 20-30 times cheaper than current methods. Typical electrolysis methods in use take about 4 to 4.5 kWh of energy for each cubic meter of H2 gas but the new Korean method (apparently a chemical process) takes just… » 10/20/08 10:15am 10/20/08 10:15am

First Ever Hydrogen Vehicle 'Cross-Country' Road Trip Had a Lot of Help

I'm all for hydrogen-or any alternative fuel source for that matter (Shai Agassi, my man, let's get cooking already! » 8/24/08 10:45pm 8/24/08 10:45pm)-but if you're going to heavily promote your cross-country trek as the "first ever" for hydrogen-powered vehicles, at least make sure large, 1,000-mile stretches of it did not involve having the vehicles…

Charge an iPod With Vodka? Sounds Educational, Incapacitating

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies have launched the the Bio Energy Discovery Kit, a product that they are calling "the fuel cell industry's first direct ethanol product." The kit directly converts alcohol into electricity and can run non-stop for days on end. The purpose of the kit is to introduce fuel cell technology to… » 8/19/08 8:20pm 8/19/08 8:20pm

Much Cheaper Fuel Cells On The Way With New Prototype

Australian researchers have developed a new fuel cell prototype that could lead to much cheaper, more efficient fuel cell vehicles in the near future. Scientists at Monash University in Melbourne created a new cathode that could bypass the need for expensive platinum nanoparticles, which adds about $3500 to $4000 to… » 8/02/08 12:00pm 8/02/08 12:00pm