In this study, an innovative planar stack design employing graphite plate with bipolar structure on the same side to replace current stainless steel is investigated. The design, fabrication, and performance evaluation of a , air-breathing, room-temperature, direct methanol fuel cell are described. The cell is completely passive with external pumps for controlling the methanol flow rate. This planar design consists of an open cathode side which allows a completely passive, self-breathing operation of the stack. Single cells with active area of showed a maximum power density of . A three-cell stack was constructed in an innovative planar configuration and it produced a power output of at of methanol concentration at room temperature. In addition, the performance gives rise to at under air-forced mode. The more concentrated methanol solution attains higher power due to instant take away of the methanol crossover through the membrane while the oxygen within the air is ready to react with the proton from the membrane with an appropriate rate and current output.