9 Mar 2023

Enzyme found that turns air into electricity

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 9 March 2023

New Zealand and Australian scientists have made a fairly startling discovery - an enzyme that turns air into electricity.

After studying bacteria in soil that can oxidise hydrogen, scientists discovered the enzyme that could offer a new clean source of energy, the only by-product of which is water.

Otago University's distinguished professor Greg Cook is part of the team studying this enzyme.

He spoke to Māni Dunlop.