Surya Prakash, Ph.D. and Nobel Laureate George Olah, Ph. D. are working on an alternative fuel concept known as the methanol economy. Methanol offers a large scope of potential applications ranging from use in combustion engines to being used to produce products such as plastics and solvents. Another intriguing potential of methanol is its use as a storable fuel source. In this video, Surya Prakash explains what a direct methanol fuel cell is, and talks about its potential applications.
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