Anting, a Taiwanese hi-tech firm announced at CeBIT that its fuel cells are supposed to be ready for sale by early 2007.
The company is set to provide more efficient and cleaner energy solutions, trying to improve the current ones. Antig focused on its revolutionary product the DMFC (Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) designed to power portable electronics and residential applications.
A fuel cell is actually a device that converts fuel’s chemical energy into electrical energy. The company’s studies have shown that the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell could probably reach out to be the best energy solution possible due to its lower operating temperature and the methanol’s high content of hydrogen. The DMFC prototype, size of a CD-ROM disk is to integrate a computer utilizing the Media Bay slot.
The first type of fuel cell batteries are a combination between lithium-ion batteries and methanol based technology and are supposed to last for up to nine hours.
Due to changes into international air travel laws, which rose restrictions regarding passengers taking methanol on flights, the future for this new type of technology seems brighter. As the new regulations are going to change only with the upcoming year, thus the obvious conclusion that the product is not going to go on sale any time sooner.