MURAT DOGRU, a university professor at northern England's University of Newcastle, believes hazelnuts could produce the hydrogen needed as fuel for fuel cell and hybrid-electric vehicles. He and his colleagues tested the waste caused by burning hazelnut shells to see if any useful gases could be extracted and found that hydrogen makes up 15% of the combustion gases. Mr. Dogru says a year's supply of Turkey's nutshells would produce 6,000 tons of hydrogen — enough to allow 1,000 prototype ...

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