Fuel cell technology not ready for rapid commercialization?

Mass adoption of notebook-use direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) systems may start in 2010-2011, said Kamal Shah, mobility enabling initiative manager of Intel's mobile platforms group, on the sidelines of the Taiwan International Small Fuel Cell Application Technical Forum organized by design and engineering startup Antig Technology and its supporters this week in Taipei.

Shah, who is also the chairman of the Mobile PC Extended Battery Life (EBL) Working Group formed to develop power-management and power-saving guidelines for notebook components and subsystems, was one of those at the event taking a cautious position regarding rapid commercialization of DMFC technology.

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