Portable Applications

  • Masaru TsuchiyaEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter describes portable application of fuel cells. After a brief discussion on the advantages of fuel cells over batteries, recent efforts to develop portable fuel cells are summarized by the kind of fuels they use. Direct liquid fuel cells, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, and solid oxide fuel cells are discussed in this chapter.


Portable devices Battery Power density Direct methanol fuel cells Direct borohydride fuel cells  Polymer electrolyte fuel cells Solid oxide fuel cells Thin film technology Micro-tubular cells 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SiEnergy Systems, LLCCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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