April 18, 2003
A new breed of biofuel cell, fueled by ethyl alcohol (ethanol), may become the power source of choice for portable electronics.
Prior experiments have used methanol as fuel. Ethanol is not toxic like methanol, easier to deal with, easier to get hold off (straight out of the bottle), and more active than methanol in the presence of enzymes, which are used as catalysts.
A working prototype is expected… read more