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Weylchem set to expand fuel cell research in Elgin
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Weylchem, a chemical company with U.S. operations based in Elgin, will open a new production line this month for ammonia borane, a substance used to power fuel cells. An emerging technology, fuel cells are devices that can convert chemical reactions into energy sources. According to Weylchem Business Manager Bryon Leggett, the hydrogen-rich ammonia borane can produce more energy in fuel cells than most other materials and can be developed on a commercial scale.