press officer Richard Whiting said: "As in so much of the aeromodelling world, the sheer reliability and quietness of electric-power has almost entirely replaced the traditional internal combustion engine in this discipline.
Pollet, "Support materials for PEMFC and DMFC
electrocatalysts--a review," Journal of Power Sources, vol.
Willert-Porada, "Microstructural characterization of Zr-phosphate-Nafion[R] membranes for direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC
) applications," Journal of Membrane Science, vol.
Xu and Zhao  proposed a convection enhanced serpentine flow field (CESFF) which they experimentally proved to achieve better performance and more stable operation in a DMFC
. They credited the remarkable performance of CESFF to the enriched under rib convection which improved its mass transport capacity .
Among fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs
) are considered as promising power sources for portable electronic devices owing to low operational temperature, high energy density, simple construction, and environmental benignity.
Fremont, CA, May 03, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Shoibal Banerjee, Ph.D., Vice-President of Technology and Innovation at Oorja Fuel Cells, said the move is part of the company's 18-month plan to reduce costs in a range of 40 to 50 percent, which will enable DMFC
technology to penetrate wider market spaces, including the automotive market, beyond the traditional multibillion-dollar diesel-generator market for applications such as powering telecom towers and rural electrification.
Normally, a single DMFC
can supply only approximately 0.3-0.5 V under loaded conditions.
Zhao et al., "Study of sintered stainless steel fiber felt as gas diffusion backing in air-breathing DMFC
," Journal of Power Sources, vol.
The performance of MLSPCFC in generating electric power is comparable to a typical air-breathing DMFC
that operates in a microchemical channel at room temperature.
Unluckily, the slow and incomplete catalytic oxidation reactions of these organic molecules taking place at an anode are the main impediment to practical applications of the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC
), direct ethanol fuel cell (DEFC), and direct formic acid fuel cell (DFAFC) [6-8].
- Fuel Cell Technology Market: By Applications (Portable, Stationary, Transport), Types (PEMFC, DMFC
, PAFC, SOFC, MCFC), Fuel (Hydrogen, Natural Gas, Methanol, Anaerobic Digester Gas) & Geography- Global Trends and Forecast to 2018
The material has been qualified for use in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) as well as direct-methanol fuel cells (DMFC
) in tests exceeding 2500 hours.