NTU-led team uncovers way to use tamarind shells to conduct electricity

NTU senior research fellow Thambidurai Mariyappan (left) and Assistant Professor Steve Cuong Dang with tamarind pods.
NTU senior research fellow Thambidurai Mariyappan (left) and Assistant Professor Steve Cuong Dang with tamarind pods. PHOTO: NTU

SINGAPORE - Tamarind is a tropical fruit that is typically used to heighten flavour in sweet and savoury dishes.

And while tamarind shells are usually discarded during food production, they could be used to conduct and store electricity in the future.

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