Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Goretex is NOT the new Al G. & T. Boone Tag-Team

This story at MarketBeat yesterday, "Detroit Slowdown Drives Platinum, Palladium Lower" reminded me of something I stuffed in the link-vault last week. From the R-Squared Energy blog:

Goretex in Fuel Cells?

In the category of "You aren't going to believe this" is a story that was just sent to me by a reader. In a breakthrough being hailed as one of the biggest in 20 years of fuel cell technology, researchers at Monash University have replaced platinum in fuel cells with Goretex:

Monash fuels the next generation of hybrid cars
Monash University scientists have revolutionised the design of fuel cells used in the latest generation of hybrid cars which could make the vehicles more reliable and cheaper to build. The breakthrough, published today in the journal Science, revolves around the design of a fuel cell in which a specially-coated form of popular hi tech outdoor and sporting clothing material Goretex® is the key component....MORE