Platinum-Based Electro-Catalyst (E)
Indian Scientists have indigenously developed a platinum-based electro-catalyst for use in fuel cells through an efficient procedure. This development could pave the way for low-cost sustainable fuel cells. Scientists from the International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, have designed this new solution. The fuel cell technology has lots of merits but its components like the platinum-based electro-catalyst, are being imported because of the lack of suitable indigenous technologies for their manufacture. This naturally increases the cost of the fuel cells.