Nissan develops catalyst to halve precious metal use


TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co. said on Friday it has developed a catalyst for gasoline cars that halves the use of precious metal components to clean tail-pipe emissions, promising big cost savings amid high commodity prices. Japan's third-biggest automaker employed nano-technology to prevent clustering of the fine metal particles present in catalysts under high temperature conditions, enabling the use of less material to clean exhaust emissions. Automotive catalysts use a ...

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