In addition to the choices of gasoline, methanol and hydrogen as the source for fuel cells, another option is canisters containing a lithium electrolyte employed in a fuel cell system with a remarkable output of nearly 1,071 Watt-hours per kilogram (wh/kg), or 487 wh/lb. The National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita, KS, is actively interested in the concept for light aircraft propulsion. WEVTU recently speaks with Don Galbraith, a consultant to the institute who outlines a ...

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