“Fuel cell firm Intelligent Energy is working with Apple on a secret partnership that could propel the recently-floated British technology champion into the big leagues,” Rob Davies reports for The Daily Mail.

“Senior sources in the US told the Mail that the two firms hope to embed fuel cells in electronic devices such as laptops and mobiles within a few years,” Davies reports. “Fuel cells convert chemical energy from fuel into electricity in a way that is green and highly efficient. The technology could be rolled out in devices such as laptops and iPads, allowing them to run without being charged for days or even weeks.”

“A source, who has knowledge of the partnership, confirmed that Apple is the big name working with the Loughborough-based firm,” Davies reports. “A partnership between Apple and Intelligent Energy has been rumoured for some time in the US, after documents were leaked showing the US firm’s blueprint for using fuel cells.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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