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.
Intelligent Energy has revealed that it's purchased numerous patents from Eveready in partnership with a major "international electronics company". It won't reveal the name of the company but the DailyMail says a source who has knowledge of the partnership confirmed that it's Apple.
Intelligent Energy recruited Apple Computers product specialist Joe O’Sullivan as its COO. It also opened an office in San Jose near Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.
Apple has filed patents for fuel cell technology in the past but we've yet to see any indication of when the technology might hit the market. A patent from 2011 even suggested that the company could use Liquidmetal for an internal component of a fuel cell.