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| August 8, 2014

Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could be used to help power ‘everything from mobile phones to electric cars’, according to a Reuters story citing a study published in the journal of Nanotechnology.

“Our study has shown that used cigarette filters can be transformed into a high-performing carbon-based material using a simple one-step process, which simultaneously offers a green solution to meeting the energy demands of society,” the study’s co-author, Jongheop Yi, was quoted as saying.

The end result is a ‘supercapacitor’ that the scientists said stores more power, charges quicker and lasts longer than available storage alternatives.

Category: Breaking News

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