Water has potential for power

engineering careers  Water has potential for power

The platinum in fuel cells for cars could soon be replaced by biomaterial, according to US scientists, who have developed a biological hydrogen ‘Nano-reactor’ which can produce power from water by splitting the water molecules.

The discovery by researchers at Indiana University means that there is the potential for a less expensive, more sustainable and environmentally friendly source of hydrogen which can be used as a power source. It can be an alternative to using rarer and more costly materials such as platinum, which is currently used as fuel in products such as high-end concept cars.