• Sony introduces direct methanol fuel cell battery

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    Sony Japan has been busy producing eco-friendly products and the latest eye-catching one is a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) battery. This was displayed at the International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo in Tokyo last month. The battery is used for charging small electronic devices like mobile phones or digital music players and cameras with two USB ports for charging. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) has also voted to allow passengers to carry and use micro fuel cells and methanol fuel cartridges on board flights to power small electronic devices. This was considered, as methanol is a toxic and flammable gas.

    Other products that Sony exhibited include eco-friendly power sources, including fuel cell batteries and bio batteries at the exhibition.