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. By nano-magazine.com.
“We are literally making electricity out of thin air,” says Yao. “The Air-gen generates clean energy 24⁄7.” Lovely, who has advanced sustainable biology-based electronic materials over three decades, adds, “It’s the most amazing and exciting application of protein nanowires yet.”
The new technology developed in Yao’s lab is non-polluting, renewable and low-cost. It can generate power even in areas with extremely low humidity such as the Sahara Desert.
The Air-gen device requires only a thin film of protein nanowires less than 10 microns thick, the researchers explain. Fascinating read![Read More]