CMR fuel cells head for Japan

CMR Fuel Cells is to unveil two application-specific, portable fuel cell demonstration systems at the forthcoming Fuel Cell Expo in Tokyo


Harston, Cambridge based CMR Fuel Cells is to unveil two application-specific, portable fuel cell demonstration systems at the forthcoming Fuel Cell Expo in Tokyo.



CMR is a specialist developer of high power density fuel cell stacks for portable electronics applications. The new systems are based on CMR’s high power density direct methanol stacks. One is tailored for PDA and media player applications which need 3W of power and the other for laptop computer applications needing 25W. The free-standing systems are designed to demonstrate how methanol powered portable fuel cell systems can cut dependence on mains electricity.



Stephen Barlow, chief commercial officer at CMR, said: ‘This demonstration of a working system in a power range with broad applications further consolidates CMR’s position as a leading expert for portable direct methanol fuel cells. We expect this news will excite our on-going relationships as well as generate new interest as confidence builds for the possibilities of fuel cells in portable electronics’.



CMR is targeting the portable electronics industry as the first application for the fuel cell stack products that it is developing. CMR said it believes that this market will offer significant revenue opportunities resulting from the commercial need for extended run-times and rapid recharge for portable consumer products and the sector’s history of consistently and rapidly adopting new technologies to meet consumer demand.