Toyota Motor Corp. says it has made substantial improvements in several key fuel cell components — the stack, methanol reformer, air compressor and metal hydride storage tank. At an environmental symposium held shortly before the Tokyo Motor Show in October, the automaker claims to have tripled the fuel cell stack's output to 70 kilowatts by improving electrode efficiency. When it first exhibited the fuel cell-powered FCEV in 1996, stack output was 25 kilowatts. Specifically, the ...

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