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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.

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.

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