Methanol fuel cells

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by IndependentBoffin, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. Good morning folks,

    What are your views on methanol fuel cells?

    UltraCell | Products Overview
    Methanol Micro Fuel Cell System gets U.S. Army backing

    Some of the downsides I've heard are the toxicity (absorbed readily through bare skin) and flammability of carrying methanol around. 10mL of methanol can cause permanent blindness and 30mL, death.

    Has the UK and NATO started adopting methanol fuel cells such as these?
  2. Are your interests turning from things which explode on purpose, to things which explode not on purpose?
  3. Hows it work? I know you can run piston engines on it and the cheap dodgy/deadly/counterfeit vodka has methanol in!
  4. I have lots of interests! Not all of them pertain to large changes in entropy. My most recent adventure was a foray into learning a Middle Eastern language.

    But back to the OP and no thread hijacking please :)
  5. Don't bother. It tastes like shit.