Green energy of tomorrow has its roots in egg whites

Mar 21, 2018, 7:50 AM EDT
(Source: John Morgan/flickr)
(Source: John Morgan/flickr)

In a breakthrough that inches us closer to a future less reliant on fossil fuels, a protein-based chemical found in egg whites has been used to produce hydrogen, a clean, carbon-free source of energy.

Japanese researcher Hiroyasu Tabe, who developed the method, explains that his method uses a photocatalyst to stimulate hydrogen generation using renewable sources instead of conventional fossil fuels, notes Phys.org.

Hydrogen, one of the most environment-friendly sources of energy, doesn’t exist by itself in nature and is produced by industrial processes that emit greenhouse gases, but the new process could drive attention to solar for its production, writes Nexus Media.

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