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Intel Invest in Neah Power Micro Fuel Cell Technology

Neah Power’s patent pending micro fuel cell technology received another boost today with their announcement that Intel Capital had joined their growing list of investors.

Neah Power are working on a micro fuel cell that can be used in portable devices such as notebook computers, mobile phones etc. Their goal is to be able to produce a battery that will fit into the battery bay of a notebook and be able to provide enough power for a full days worth of computing.

Their technology revolves around a patent pending silicon-based design architecture for a fuel cell engine. Characteristics of the technology include high levels of efficiency, high power densities, and, most importantly, small physical form-factors.

The use of a porous silicon substrate gives the Neah Power fuel cell high levels of electro-chemical activity and electricity generation. This should result in increased efficiencies and power densities compared to more traditional PEM-based fuel cell designs. Furthermore, the Neah Power design offers the ability to produce smaller and cheaper fuel cells compared to the PEM design.

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