Special Issue "Solar Fuels Production by Artificial Photosynthesis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Víctor A. de la Peña O'Shea Website E-Mail
IMDEA Energy Institute, Parque Tecnológico de Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Production of fuels and industrial products of interest through photocatalytic reduction of CO2; Hydrogen production by water photo-splitting and fossil fuels decarbonisation.
Guest Editor
Dr. Gerardo Colón Ibañez Website E-Mail
Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Seville, Spain
Interests: catalytic and photocatalytic materials for energy and environment
Guest Editor
Dr. Fernando Fresno E-Mail
Photoactivated Processes Unit, IMDEA Energy Institute, Madrid, Spain
Interests: photocatalysis, inorganic semiconductors, photoreforming, CO2 reduction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solar fuels production by artificial photosynthesis, comprising water splitting, photoreforming, and CO2 reduction via photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry, is among the most important emerging technologies to address the challenges that humanity faces today on the way towards sustainable development. Catalytic materials—photocatalysts and photoelectrodes—lie at the heart of these processes, being able to harvest (sun)light, separate charge carriers, and promote reactions of interest on their surface. Accordingly, remarkable research effort is being devoted to the development of these catalysts. This Special Issue aims at gathering current scientific advancements in this area, with a special focus on catalysts and devices.

Dr. Víctor A. de la Peña O'Shea
Dr. Gerardo Colón Ibañez
Dr. Fernando Fresno
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Solar fuels
  • Photo(electro)catalysis
  • Hydrogen
  • CO2 reduction
  • Photoreforming
  • Photocatalytic devices

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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