Bloomberg Twitter: "Your future car might run on platinum batteries"

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  1. Roswell Crash Survivor

    Roswell Crash Survivor Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    "Electricity From Fuel Cells Sparking Demand for Platinum: Energy"

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-...l?hootPostID=d70e57eacb3e9aff86f07a4fd70841e6

    Or it could be just another run-up story like 'Silver prices to spike with increasing use in solar panels'

    Platinum is so expensive that there'll be a real financial incentive (a catalyst*) to seek cheaper alternatives.

    *: Shout out to the chemistry nerds; pun fully intended
     
  2. SmartyFarty

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Yes, there are alternatives being developed.

    There is a general trend of replacing critical materials with abundant materials to make them cheap.

    Some I have heard preform better than platinum as a catalyst.

    Time will tell though. I have a webpage on the supply and demand of platinum if you are interested (up until 2013).

    http://www.ptcalc.com/platinum-supply-and-demand.php
     
  3. willrocks

    willrocks Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    What happened to graphine battery technology?

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrHDVtUgUvM[/youtube]
     
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    ...where was the pun?
     
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    Clawhammer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Like lead & zinc? :p
     
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    Clawhammer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    That's 'cold' dude.
     

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