Methanol fuel cells

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Good morning folks,

What are your views on methanol fuel cells?

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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?
Hows it work? I know you can run piston engines on it and the cheap dodgy/deadly/counterfeit vodka has methanol in!
 

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