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Iron to catalyze hydrogen fuel cell future

Northeastern University posits platinum catalyst replacement Metal Tech News – Aug. 3, 2022

 

Last updated 8/2/2022 at 2:45pm

A Hyundai NEXO cut through the middle, showing its hydrogen fuel-powered engine.

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A Hyundai NEXO powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

Researchers from Northeastern University in Boston have identified a novel class of catalysts that, because of their particular non-noble-metal nature, could offer a lower-cost alternative to the platinum-based standard that has prevented hydrogen from advancing in the fuel sector.

In the most basic terms, a fuel cell transforms hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen into electricity, water vapor, and...



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