Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fuel Cell Costs Down 24%

Instapundit links to a fantastic advance for fuel cells. One of the big headaches for a fuel cell/hydrogen future is that the small amounts of platinum available made them unlikely as a vehicle for mass use across the world economy. Now that we've got a practical, and much cheaper, carbon alternative for the expensive platinum catalyst, that bottleneck is also gone.

It's looking to be a tremendous advance, and one that's going to help us pull our economies out of their ruts if the regulators and the greens don't spike it.