Sharp achieves World’s Highest Power Density for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for mobile equipment

Sharp Corporation has achieved the world’s highest power density , 0.3W/cc, for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) for mobile equipment. This new technology enables efficient power generation from a small cell volume. Thus, the use of this technology can make it possible to develop fuel cells that have almost the same volume but a longer continuous-use lifespan than lithium-ion batteries, which are the main type currently in use. Sharp will promote further research and development for the practical application of fuel cells for mobile equipment such as PDAs, electronic dictionaries, and notebook computers.

Sharp will announce this new technology at The 15th Fuel Cell Symposium, to be held on May 15, 2008 at Tower Hall Funabori (Funabori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo), sponsored by the Fuel Cell Development Information Center.