German chemicals group Celanese AG and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. will begin working together on automotive fuel cells. Celanese will provide Honda with solid polymer membranes that will run with a Honda-produced mechanical component to form membrane electrode assemblies. Celanese says the proprietary plastic membrane, made from polybenzimadazol, already has been tested successfully and is capable of working at twice the temperature of current proton exchange membranes (PEMs).

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