A Cornell startup is working toward a day when harmful carbon dioxide in automobile exhaust vanishes into thin air – for good.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted $1.7 million to Ecolectro to accelerate production of hydrogen – a green fuel of the future. Ecolectro is based at the McGovern Family Center for Venture Development, a Cornell business incubator.
Hydrogen fuel is costly to produce because it requires the use of platinum, an expensive precious metal. The grant by the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support continued development of Ecolectro’s alkaline exchange membrane materials, used in fuel cells (with hydrogen as a fuel) to power automobiles and electrolyzers that separate water into hydrogen and oxygen.
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