Fuel cells for notebooks ready for mass-production

Antig announced a fuel cell for notebooks, which the company claims is pretty much ready for volume production. The device, currently demonstrated at CeBit, is based on direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) technology and will be built in cooperation with AVC, Antig said.

The fuel cell can be inserted in the optical drive bay of a notebook and will keep a notebook for up to nine hours alive, assuming an average power consumption of about 12 watts. The DMFC weighs in at slightly less than two pounds. Pricing has not been announced.