New green techonology generates electricity 'out of thin air'

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine

Por: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Phys.org. Acesse aqui a matéria original.


As reported (...) in Nature, the laboratories of electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Lovley at UMass Amherst have created a device they call an "Air-gen." or air-powered generator (...). The Air-gen connects electrodes (...) in such a way that electrical current is generated from the water vapor naturally present in the atmosphere. Saiba mais...


Graphic image of a thin film of protein nanowires generating electricity from atmospheric humidity. Imagem: UMass Amherst/ Yao and Lovley labs