The ever increasing appetite for energy in portable electronics poses a particular challenge nowadays. Because of its enormous energy storage density a methanol-based fuel cell could just be the ideal solution opposed to traditional battery technologies.
The cell contains a proton-conductive silicon-based membrane whose characteristics are crucial for the fuel cell´s efficiency.
The MEMS - DMFC project´s goal is the development of MEMS cells based on a silicon semiconductor technology that will enable the production of cost-effective fuel cells for the down market.
This AIF (Allianz Industrieforschung) sponsored project is set to run for 2.5 years and will be a cooperation with Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik ZBT GmbH.