Fuel Cell FAQs / Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC)

Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC), a subcategory of proton-exchange fuel cells, are powered by pure methanol, which is mixed with steam and fed directly to the fuel cell anode. Their main advantage is the ease of transport of methanol, an energy-dense yet reasonably stable liquid at all environmental conditions. Efficiency is low for these cells, so they are targeted especially to portable applications, where energy and power density are more important than efficiency.

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