Millennium Cell (NASDAQ:MCEL)   and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies have partnered to create a portable power generator that incorporates a unique water-activated cartridge system. The HydroPak product combines Horizon's fuel cells with Millennium Cell's Hydrogen on Demand storage technology to offer a clean and quiet power generator for consumers and small offices.

The new system provides endless shelf life and enough energy to recharge an average notebook computer at least eight times. It can run indoors with quiet operation and no harmful emissions, and is quieter, lighter and smaller than traditional generators. The cost-effective solution also stores more energy than is possible with batteries.

Designed with a common AC outlet and two USB connectors to charge or operate low power devices such as portable lights, notebook computers, portable televisions and ad hoc communications networks for more than 14 continuous hours when needed, the planned retail price of HydroPak is $400 for the system and $20 for the disposable cartridges.

 

Published on: Dec 3, 2007