Mechanical Technology Inc. (Albany, NY) announced that it has been awarded a patent for its original, multiple-wall, fuel container and delivery system design, advancing the safe use and commercialization of direct-methanol micro fuel cells. The company hopes that the new development will result in commercially viable micro fuel cells for hand-held devices.
"The award of our first US patent displays the innovation and leadership of our engineering team at MTI Micro," stated Shimshon Gottesfeld, CTO at MTI Micro. "We have designed a method for the safe and effective delivery of methanol in a pure form from the fuel cartridge to the fuel cell system. This patented design is a significant advancement towards the commercialization of MTI Micro's fuel cells."