DMFCCDirect Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation
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DMFCC is establishing a global network of partners to manufacture and distribute fuel cartridges," DMFCC chief executive Dr Carl Kukkonen said.
Miller has been serving as DMFCC vice president, Japan Business Development.
DMFCC expects the technology to earn a significant share in the portable power solutions market.
According to Kukkonen, due to the greater efficiencies of fuel cells compared to batteries, and expected demand for fuel cells - and therefore fuel cartridges - by a number of large markets, DMFCC is establishing a large-scale production and supply infrastructure for distributing fuel cartridges worldwide.
We now have licensed all of the Caltech technology on low-temperature direct fuel cells using methanol and other organic fuels such as formic acid," said VIASPACE and DMFCC chief executive officer Carl Kukkonen.
DMFCC is a cartridge partner with Samsung and other companies engaged in developing fuel cells as alternative power sources for a range of consumer, military and other applications.
CDI heaters require a methanol fuel cartridge and we wanted to leverage the design and safety certification expertise that DMFCC has gained in developing methanol cartridges for the fuel cell industry," said CDI chief executive officer Cliff Welles.
Samsung demonstrated its fuel cell--containing the DMFCC cartridge--to potential customers.
According to VIASPACE, the two agreements grant DMFCC a worldwide license to 50 patents issued and 50 pending.
The agreement provides DMFCC with rights to 26 issued and over 40 pending US and foreign patents on the direct methanol fuel cell technology, which was invented at the Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and USC.
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation (DMFCC) partners with OEM companies producing fuel cell powered electronics, and DMFCC focuses on disposable fuel cartridges that provide the energy source for these notebook computers and mobile phones.