Fuel cells (was Re: jeff's cyborg cells)

Eugene Leitl (eugene.leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 11:21:18 -0700 (PDT)

Chuck Kuecker writes:

Ethanol, yes. Hydrocarbons, no, at least not at room temperature.

Burning ethanol in a fuel cell is less desirable because it is more difficult to synthesize than methanol (the latter being readily available from synthesis gas).

Try http://www1.mhv.net/~hfcletter/ , or http://www.methanol.org/fuelcell/

> Has anyone heard of a fuel cell chemistry that uses ethanol or hydrocarbons
> directly, without reforming the fuel to hydrogen and CO2? I seem to
> remember reading of this a few years back, but have not found any recent
> references..