Methanol fuel cell
Market scenery for the methanol fuel cell. What SFC FFOY claims as future markets and our opinion about the market development.
In some years Plug-in Hybrid will be the technical standard of the base vehicles. A typical base vehicle will have a 30 kWh lithium battery and an engine able to work as a 30 kW generator. To produce 30 kWh, the SFC EFOY cell needs 33 Litre Methanol. The strongest SFC EFOY cell needs 1 day to produce 1600 Wh. The engine generator does this in 6 minutes.
So the purchase motiviation disappears in this market.
Just right now is a 2 kWh lithium battery with BMS for 2000.-EUR available. That's enough to dirve a 45 km/h electric scooter nearly 100km with it. What sense makes a 3699.-EUR fuel cell with 65 Watt in a Velo Taxi, when for less money, a battery is available able to deal with a 4 kW engine without problem?
I laid first time 1994 with photovoltaic and notebook on the beach. Because of my reports, I was contacted by several expeditions. Foldable photovoltaic >/a> and a battery. With increasing availability of lithium batteries, it' is possible to save weight compared to the traditional lead battery.
I would never have the idea to take a fuel cell to the beach or to recommend a fuel cell for an expedition as a power supply.