Japanese Emergency Power Portable Fuel Cell to Launch in October

04 Jun 2013

Japanese Emergency Power Fuel CellA Japanese environmental technology company, Bio Coke Lab Co., has developed a 33 W portable fuel cell system that utilises the company’s proprietary magnesium hydride hydrogen storage alloy and a Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies stack. The prototype system weighs 8.5 kg and each 40 Wh fuel cartridge can supply 72 minutes of power. The company is hoping to commercialise the product in October for a price of approximately ¥450,000 (~£2,950/$4,500), before which it aims to increase the device’s capacity by 20% whilst reducing weight by 30%. The device will be marketed as an emergency power supply and will be targeted at municipal governments, office buildings and families with target sales of 2,000 in FY 2013 and 10,000 in FY 2014.

 

Reference: The Nikkei

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