DETROIT -- DaimlerChrysler Corp.’s Chrysler Group debuts the Town & Country Natrium, a zero-emission, fuel-cell concept vehicle that runs entirely on sodium boro-hydride, closely related to borax, an ingredient found in laundry detergents. The Natrium, Latin for “sodium,” processes the sodium boro-hydride, extracting hydrogen and mixing it with oxygen to provide the electricity to power the vehicle. What’s left is sodium borate, chemically identical to borax, which can be recycled ...

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