A silicon-based microfabricated fuel cell running on formic acid has been developed to provide a high energy and power density power source on the millimeter size scale. A polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell was fabricated utilizing the Nafion™112 membrane bonded between electrodes on silicon substrates. The cell was fueled by a concentrated formic acid-water solution and the catalyst used was Pt. The preliminary result shows that the microfabricated formic acid fuel cell may be a promising alternative for very small portable fuel cell applications.

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