The waste parts of the world’s smelliest fruit can be recycled into energy storage devices to rapidly charge electric vehicles and gadgets.
Vincent Gomes at the University of Sydney and his colleagues used leftovers from notoriously smelly durians and jackfruits, the world’s biggest tree fruit, to make superlight, hollow materials called aerogels. The aerogels make efficient component parts for energy storing devices called supercapacitors.
“Durian and jackfruit offer waste inedible portions that are porous and may replace high cost supercapacitor materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene,” says …
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