Will we soon be driving cars that run off hydrogen fuel cells ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
The breakthrough method could pave the way for environmentally friendly hydrogen-powered vehicles.
A team of scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute has developed a way to turn abundantly available corn husks, stalks and cobs in to hydrogen fuel which has up until now required a costly and complex manufacturing process to produce.
The achievement could open the door to the widespread use of hydrogen-powered cars, a move with the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions in cities all over the world.
Additional funding has already been awarded to the team so that they can scale up production.
"We believe this exciting technology has the potential to enable the widespread use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles around the world and displace fossil fuels," said lead author Joe Rollin.
The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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