Methanol-Powered Fuel Cellphone from Toshiba

Friday, November 13, 2009

Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of the first product in methanol (DMFC) - Dynario. Dynario is an external source of energy for mobile electronic devices. The company notes that the technology allows almost immediately to implement charging and does not depend on the adapters and sockets.

Electricity is generated by a chemical reaction between a highly concentrated methanol and oxygen. Revived for 20 seconds, Dynario produces electricity by passing it the device - a mobile phone or media player - via USB-cable. Single refueling Dynario enough to charge two mobile phones.

Dynario became the first product based on Toshiba's DMFC-technology. The system fully meets the safety standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For refilling the cartridge takes very small amount of methanol. Its volume is controlled by a system equipped with a built-in microcomputer. Dynario works on the basis of a hybrid that uses lithium-ion battery to save energy.

New Dynario complete with cartridges already appeared on the Japanese market in late October 2009 a limited edition of 3 000 copies. After testing in Japan Dynario will the international market.