Methanol can power mobile networks when electricity is out, says Nokia Siemens

Methanol-powered fuel cells are cheaper than diesel and take up less space than batteries

By , IDG News Service |  Networking

U.S. company Lilliputian Systems, whose backers include Intel, is also working on a fuel cell for charging smartphones and other portable devices. In September, it secured US$40 million in additional financing to help scale manufacturing and launch the USB Mobile Power System, a launch that is currently being prepared, according to Lilliputian's website.

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