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from http://www.gizmag.com 797 days ago

Diesel engines are a classic example of good news and bad news. The good news is that diesel engines are much more fuel efficient than petrol engines. The bad news is that they belch out some pretty nasty emissions like nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. The good news is that catalytic converters can scrub those out. The bad news is that last Friday the platinum needed by the converters is selling for US$1,473.10 an ounce. Now the good news is that a team at Nanostellar in Redwood, California, has developed a mineral catalyst that outperforms platinum at a fraction of the cost... Continue Reading Scientists develop catalyst that cleans diesel emissions without platinum

Section: ecoGizmo

Tags: Clean Energy, Diesel, Emissions, Environment, University of Texas

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