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[Ars] Jello-making protein could help make cheap fuel cells

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When Schnepp compared commercial platinum catalysts with hers, she found the new material did just as well. Crucially, the new catalyst is also as durable as the platinum ones. Platinum is extremely expensive, and, in recent years, there have been many efforts to find a cheaper and better alternative. Schnepp’s catalyst needs cheap gelatin and plentiful metal nitrate salts, making it one of the more compelling alternatives yet.

By exploiting the properties of biological polymers, Schnepp and colleagues have found a simple route to a structurally complex and useful material. Simplicity, as Steve Jobs would say, is often the first step to a great product.The Conversation

Jello-making protein could help make cheap fuel cells


So your next jello-mold just might be what's needed to make cheaper electric cars.
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Interesting.

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oh you trolls, stop giving people hope.
If it really worked big oil would probably buy it and hide it away =(
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oh you trolls, stop giving people hope.
If it really worked big oil would probably buy it and hide it away =(


IIRC oil companies make more from plastic products than fuel sales.

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big oil will buy all the jello in the world now.
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