27 Feb '14, 3am

Japan: "New Mg-air Fuel Cell Developed for Emergency Use"

New Mg-air Fuel Cell Developed for Emergency Use Feb 27, 2014 11:36 Hideyoshi Kume, Nikkei Electronics The "Mg Box" Mg-air fuel cell exhibited by Furukawa Battery In a demonstration, the cell was used to power an LED lamp. The Furukawa Battery Co Ltd developed a magnesium (Mg)-air fuel cell for emergency use. When water is poured into the cell, it begins generating power. It can generate electricity for up to five days. The cell has a capacity of 300Wh and can charge a smartphone up to 30 times, the company said. It was unveiled at the 5th Int'l Rechargeable Battery Expo, which runs from Feb 26 to 28, 2014, in Tokyo. Though the exhibited cell was a prototype, Furukawa Battery named it "Mg Box" and designed a package for it. The cell measures 233 x 226 x 226mm and weighs about 1.6kg before water is added. It can be stored for 10 years. The cell is equipped with two USB outp...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140227/336...

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