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Fuel Cells

The worldwide market for portable fuel cells in 2008 was $80.1 million, and is expected to reach $4.4 billion by 2015. Similar to a battery, fuel cells are power generation devices that directly convert chemical energy into electricity. While a battery’s active “fuel” is contained within, and must be disposed of or recharged after use, a fuel cell is supplied by an external fuel source – as long as there is fuel available, the fuel cell can operate for extended durations.

Fuel cells have the potential to serve a wide range of applications, including portable, stationary, and transportation power. Of particular interest is the portable power sector for commercial applications such as portable electronics and military applications such as unmanned systems. As these applications increase in capability, power consumption increases and device operating time decreases. Since a fuel cell power source can provide extended operating time or instant recharge, it is an excellent candidate for use in high performance electronics. Click here to learn more about QSI’s role in this emerging portable power industry.

As QuantumSphere moves forward, we will continue leveraging our core skills in advanced materials manufacturing, developing integrated catalytic solutions, and key technology platforms that can be translated into a broad range of clean energy and power storage applications.

Thank you for your continued support and feedback.

Kevin D. Maloney, CEO
QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere Applications Update

Driven by the need for more compact and lightweight power sources in portable electronics, the worldwide market for portable fuel cells is increasing rapidly ($80.1 million in 2008, expected to reach $4.4 billion by 2015). The direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) membrane-electrode assembly (MEA), while a promising complement to Li-ion batteries, typically uses a dilute methanol liquid fuel source which adds size and weight. Furthermore, over 50% of the system cost can be attributed to platinum catalyst in the electrodes. These issues significantly diminish the $/Wh benefit of utilizing portable fuel cells.

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