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New world record for Jülich direct methanol fuel cells

Jülich, 6 June 2013 – With a new world record of over 20,000 hours in continuous operation, Forschungszentrum Jülich’s direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) have once again demonstrated their practical applicability. This type of fuel cell is particularly suited to powering small vehicles, but for a long time they were considered unreliable. DMFCs work with liquid methanol, which is much easier to store than pure hydrogen. The Jülich system that passed the long-term test is specifically designed for use in electric forklifts that are used, for example, in large transport hubs, which are at the centre of the global flows of goods

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