Medis Announces Fuel Cell Technology Advances

May 07, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Medis Technologies Ltd. (New York) announced that it has achieved important advances in the performance of its direct liquid ethanol (methanol) fuel cell relating to energy capacity and operating time. In laboratory tests, the Medis fuel cell operated at 0.5V for 10,000mAh for 24 continuous hours on a single fueling. The fuel cell demonstrated an energy capacity of 250Wh/kg.

"These performance characteristics are superior to the actual performance of lithium-ion batteries used in portable electronic devices," said Medis Chairman and CEO Robert Lifton. "The Medis fuel cell already demonstrates sufficient energy capacity and operating time to meet the requirements of our planned fuel cell power pack, which is designed to operate as a secondary power source for charging a cell phone or other portable device such as a PDA, even while it is in use, as if it were plugged into the wall socket. We expect our final product to perform even better than these new specifications."