We are inching closer and closer to be able to mass produce electricity using sea water and…..rust.
Rust behaves similar to graphene, which produces electricity in the presence of salt water.
Unlike most other electricity-producing phenomena, this particular method does not involve any chemical reactions at all. Instead, the iron oxide (rust) somehow converts KINETIC ENERGY DIRECTLY INTO ELECTRICITY, at a 30% efficiency rate.
A single-layer plate of 10 square meters can produce enough electricity to power a standard home in the US. Whereas stacked plates covering 1/4th of the space can produce the same equivalent.
THIS. IS. HUGE. And something people can practice with at home!