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Fuel cells application for mobile equipment (FAME)

Objective

To increase the talking time at reasonable cost is crucial in the Mobile Phone low power range. Today the most advanced Battery technologies are offering up to 5 hours in continuous working time. Fuel Cell that is being subject of research it is now appearing as a very promising technology for this Mobile Phones huge quantity application. Fuel cell system based on pure methanol (DMFC) can offer theoretically an impressive performance in terms of autonomy time. With only 2.1 ml of methanol a Mobile phone would work up to 2 hours.
Accordingly, a small tank of 50 ml (equivalent size of a Mobile phone battery) of pure methanol would provide about 48 hours of conversation. The FAME project is focused to achieve a more practical objective of 15 hours talking time (equivalent to 800 Wh/l) considering the final Fuel Cell efficiency.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Address
Heidenhofstrasse 2
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
Germany

Participants (5)

ALCATEL BUSINESS SYSTEMS
France
Address
Avenue De Kleber 32
92701 Colombes
FREUDENBERG DICHTUNGS- UND SCHWINGUNGSTECHNIK KG
Germany
Address

69465 Weinheim
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Address
Ctra. S.juan-matalascatas, Km.33
21130 Mazagon
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Salita Santa Lucia Sopra Contesse 5
98126 Messina
NUVERA FUEL CELLS EUROPE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Bistolfi 35
20134 Milano