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New material could cut the use of expensive platinum by 80 percent.
Using nickel as a catalyst rather than platinum could also mean less-expensive fuels cells.
The material could replace platinum in hydrogen vehicles.
Carbon nanotubes could replace expensive platinum catalysts and help finally make fuel cells economical.
A new catalyst could make ethanol fuel cells practical for portable gadgets.