Korea's Samsung Electronics has developed a docking station equipped with a fuel cell capable of powering a laptop for a month. The dock uses a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell with a maximum output of 20 watts. Direct Methanol Fuel Cells(DMFCs) are best suited to producing small amounts of power over a long periods at low temperatures, making them well suited to mobile devices.
The dock is capable of powering a laptop eight hours a day, five days a week for a month. A minature version is under development which can power a laptop for more than 15 hours on a coffee cup's worth of fuel. This new innovation is designed for Samsung's Q35 ultraportable laptop, the docking station contains a 1200-watt-hour fuel cell.
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