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A newly developed hydrogen fuel uses iron instead of rare and costly platinum

A team of researchers from @Imperial College London have managed to create a hydrogen fuel cell using iron, instead of the far more expensive platinum, as reported by @Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The prohibitive cost of platinum has previously been touted as one of the main barriers to wider uptake.

While hydrogen fuel-cell technology is developing swiftly, the supporting infrastructure is not – at present, there is not enough green energy on the planet to meet demand.

Element 1 is sidestepping this problem by creating grid-adjacent green energy – our unique technology generates hydrogen from methanol or biomethanol to enable the use of cheap, green and efficient fuel cells.


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