The Methanol Institute supports the introduction of the Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011 (H.R. 1687) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell is working with Samsung on methanol cartridges for small electronics chargers while Toshiba introduces its own methanol fuel cell in Japan.
Brookstone will carry a portable fuel cell USB charger from Lilliputian Systems able to deliver extended hours of charge time for smartphones and other electronics.
By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.
Startup Oorja Protonics has developed a methanol fuel cell to give battery-powered forklifts a lift and it's planning to apply the same hybrid approach in fleet vehicles.
German company capitalizes on award-winning methanol fuel cell technology, designing wearable power for soldiers. The Jenny 600S delivers 25 watts of power for up to 20 hours.
Duke researcher combines solar collector with methanol to make hydrogen which could be used to make electricity in homes for on-site electricity.
Company converts a laptop to run with a direct methanol fuel cell, a technology that some consumer electronics makers are showing interest in.
Lightweight fuel cell powers computer for up to 14 hours.
Sharp claims a breakthrough in developing fuels cells for consumer devices, while MIT develops a material to improve efficiency by 50 percent.