MIT developing platinum replacement
Fears of a looming crunch in platinum supply, driven mainly by a four-month-long ongoing strike at the world's top producers of the metal in South Africa, may be about to fade. MIT graduate student Sean Hunt, post-doc Tarit Nimmandwudipong, and Yuriy Romàn, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, are working on a new process to replace platinum-group metals with more widely available elements in renewable energy technologies.
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