Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Technology Nisshinbo's platinum-free tech could mean cheaper fuel-cell cars Use of carbon alloy yields vast cuts in costs, may enable wider adoption Nisshinbo Holdings has commercialized a catalyst for fuel cells that uses a carbon alloy instead of expensive platinum.
September 13, 2017 14:02 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Fuel-cell cars may get a much needed cost reduction if new technology from
Nisshinbo Holdings leads to platinum-free catalysts becoming widely available for the first time.
The Japanese company has commercialized the world's first catalyst for fuel cells that does not use platinum. The technology has the potential to slash the high prices of fuel-cell cars.
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