Motorola might soon come up with a mobile phone powered by hydrogen fuel cell. Angstrom Power has devised a new liquid battery pack that will require a desktop fuelling station to break water molecules to produce hydrogen that will be stored into a metal hydride storage container on the phone. What remains to be seen is whether the hydrogen fuel cell battery can become the next generation green phone. This can only become possible if the battery can be recharged by solar energy.
The greatest advantages of the hydrogen fuel cell are its size and longevity. An advantage is that the cell life is longer than the life of standard batteries currently available allowing greater talk time and less time for recharging. Angstrom has undertaken stringent tests to check the safety of its new hydrogen storage system that includes tossing the fuel cell in a barbecue where the massive heat did not explode the cell – so no more fear of bursting batteries.