I love the power of chemistry! Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have recently developed a low-cost, stable and effective catalyst that could replace very costly platinum in the production of hydrogen. The catalyst is made from soybeans and the abundant and comparatively cheap metal – molybdenum. Using the new catalyst, hydrogen is able to be produced in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. Hydrogen is of course, a potential wonder fuel because, when it burns, it produces water. More details on the new catalyst can be found here.