CHELSEA, MI – The fact that journalists visiting DaimlerChrysler AG's proving grounds here are driving the company's latest ambitious research effort, the fuel cell-powered Natrium minivan, proves the technology isn't a pipe dream. But the advances promoted by the Natrium's most unique feature – a simple powder fuel that provides the hydrogen required to feed its fuel cell "powerplant" – are not without problems that need to be solved. The Natrium's unique fuel cell system ...

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