I’ve posted before on how every announcement I’ve seen on fuel cells always seemed to say it wouldn’t
be market ready for another 10 years. Well, this
c|net article says a company called MTI Micro Fuel Cells will be conducting field tests next year on
a hybrid lithium ion battery/methanol fuel cell for military applications.
The cells will be used in portable radar equipment and remote sensors designed to detect
movement, vibrations, or sound and wirelessly send an alert.
Although the cells are still considered to be prototypes, at least it will be moving out of the lab
and into the field. That said, it’s still a long way off from being
available at your local drug store.