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Scientists discover enzyme that can turn air into energy, unlocking potential new energy source

A relative of the tuberculosis bacterium has long been known to convert hydrogen from the air into electricity. Now, scientists have discovered how.


Scientists studying a cousin of the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis and leprosy have discovered an enzyme that converts hydrogen into electricity, and they think it could be used to create a new, clean source of energy literally from thin air.



A scanning electron microscope image of a bacterium that can use atmospheric hydrogen to generate an electrical current. (Image credit: Science Photo Library/Alamy Stock Photo)

Door: By Ben Turner, 08-03-2023

Afbeelding: Science Photo Library/Alamy Stock Photo




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