Smart Fuel Cell Starts DMFC Production
Smart Fuel Cell GmbH (Munich) announced the beginning of series production of its direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) systems. The products are equipped with an exchangeable fuel tank that provides 2.5kWh of electric energy at up to 100W of power output. The system operates from sub-zero temperatures up to 40 degrees C and can be used as a stand-alone power supply in many remote situations.
The first customers will evaluate the products during extended field tests in the areas of traffic systems, remote sensor applications, and camping and outdoor equipment. Production capacity for 2002 is 1,000 units. From mid-2002 on, the system will be obtainable on order for additional customers.