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Niobium used as catalyst in fuel cell

Publicado em 23 novembro 2019
Brazil is the world’s largest producer of niobium and holds about 98 percent of the active reserves on the planet. This chemical element is used in metal alloys, especially high-strength steel, and in an almost unlimited array of high-tech applications from cell phones to aircraft engines. Brazil exports most of the niobium it produces in the form of commodities such as ferroniobium. Another substance Brazil also has in copious quantities but underuses is glycerol, a byproduct of oil and [...]