Eggplant. It's pretty yummy. Shannon Lee saw something else in it. She carbonised it, activated it and tested its performance in a zinc air battery. The result? She got a performance that is equivalent to what is currently being used in the market - rare and expensive platinum carbon. If Shannon's electrocatalyst can be developed further and commercialised, the 19-year-old Singaporean college student may have found a sustainable way to harness as much energy from a battery and recharge batteries in the most durable of methods that could one day power the world's battery operated cars. Nature rocks, and so does science and Shannon Lee. Read about Shannon's awesomeness here: cntnd.cc/1q9cw05

[Photography by Dominic Phua of Daydream Singapore]

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