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Hydrogen fuel cells could power future Apple MacBook or iPad models

Hydrogen fuel cells could power future Apple MacBook or iPad models

Apple MacBook or iPad models could be powered by hydrogen fuel cells in the future as the tech giant looks to improve battery life.

The California-based company last week (29th Sep) lodged a patent application covering the “design of a portable and cost-effective fuel cell system for a portable computing device”.

It specifically mentions “proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells” that use hydrogen as a fuel.

“The hydrogen may be catalytically split into protons and electrons at the anode of each PEM fuel cell,” Apple wrote in the patent application.

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