NEAH Power Systems, Inc. announced earlier today that it has created and demonstrated the first air based fuel cell for aerobic applications. Once fully developed, this system is expected to have higher energy density than any incumbent direct methanol anaerobic fuel cell available today, which could open up additional various markets.

Dr. Chris D’Couto, NEAH’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This technology is differentiated in performance and architecture in that it combines NEAH’s unique liquid electrolyte and 3D silicon electrode technology, with the manifold inherent benefits in cost and manufacturability of integrated circuit manufacturing, with proton conduction membrane for proton conduction and gas liquid separation. In so doing, NEAH has created the first hybrid electrolyte fuel cell achieving gains over either liquid or solid electrolyte technology. Our micro fuel cells may eventually replace batteries for most uses.”