Converting Air Into Electricity

Scientists from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia have discovered an enzyme called Huc converts air into electrical energy. With the potential to create limitless clean energy, the enzyme (which is found in common soil bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis) consumes hydrogen in the air and turns it into electrical currents. The process is efficient and stable, and Huc can be grown in large quantities, making it a promising breakthrough for sustainability. “Once we produce Huc in sufficient quantities, the sky is quite literally the limit for using it to produce clean energy,” says lead researcher Dr Rhys Grinter. Learn more about the study and the potential to create alternative, natural batteries at The New Daily.

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