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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fuel Cell Runs on Gas

NEW YORK -- A researcher says he has made an experimental fuel cell that is simpler than others because it runs on natural gas instead of pure hydrogen.

If it can be repeated on a large scale, the finding would make it cheaper to produce a type of fuel cell that may one day be common as a low-pollution power source for buildings.

The findings of a Northwestern University team led by Scott Barnett were reported in the science journal Nature.