Oguz- I think you're precisely right. Boron is not being proposed as a
fuel. There do seem to be a number of fuel cell ideas that use boron
alloys as catalysts.
Of course, if you think the Turkish government is exaggerating, you
should hear some of the leaders of the U.S. government describe
hydrogen as a replacement for foreign oil. It would be, if there were
hydrogen mines, but there aren't. All the hydrogen that would be used
in fuel cells would be generated using other, standard energy sources:
fossil fuels, nuclear power, solar, hydroelectric, wind, etc.
These hydrogen fuel cells may someday make lightweight, clean
replacements for batteries in electric vehicles. But we'll still have
to get the energy to make the hydrogen from our old sources, with all
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