Scientists in Australia say durian has potential to charge devices in the future


The scientists stated that due to global warming and depleting fossil fuel, there is a need to develop energy storage devices with high energy density from alternative sources. — SIA HONG KIAU/The Star

Local fruits like durian and jackfruit could change the way we charge our smartphones or electric cars in the future, according to a study highlighted in website Popular Mechanics.

A group of scientists led by associate professor Vincent G. Gomes at the University of Sydney in Australia has found a way to turn fruit cores from durian and jackfruit into potentially high-performing electrochemical supercapacitors, or energy storage devices with high energy density, which can then be further developed into applications such as batteries for electronic devices and transportation.

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