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Application of Biomass Materials in the Fields of Electrochemistry and Thermochemistry

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 183

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College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Interests: biomass conversion; hydrothermal technology; energy materials

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Dear Colleagues,

At present, the energy system of the world is undergoing a technological change taking it toward a complementary multi-energy synergy between hydrogen and electricity, which is bringing with it great progress in terms of the electrification of energy and power equipment, the rise of the hydrogen economy, and new technologies utilizing renewable energy. In this regard, electrochemical and thermochemical equipment plays an increasingly important role in the energy conversion system. As a kind of green carbon source with vast stocks, biomass has many advantages, such as environmental friendliness, a wide range of sources, and excellent performance, and is widely used in the preparation of new materials in the fields of electrochemistry and thermochemistry, showing huge application potential.

Through biological and chemical methods, biomass can be prepared into porous/active carbon, carbon cloth, carbon paper, carbon felt, etc., and biomass-derived materials are widely used in lithium-ion batteries, lead–acid batteries, supercapacitors, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells, including electrode materials, gas diffusion layers, current collectors, etc. Biomass-based materials can also be used as catalysts and can provide catalyst support for electrochemical and thermochemical processes.

The application of biomass materials in electrochemical and thermochemical processes faces some challenges: how can the performance of biomass-based materials (including porosity, electrical conductivity, specific surface area, heteroatom doping, pore structure, functional groups, hydrophobicity, molecular structure, mechanical strength, chemical stability, and catalytic activity) be matched with the performance requirements of electrochemical and thermochemical equipment; the preparation and performance optimization of biomass-based materials; the large-scale application of biomass-based materials in electrochemical and thermochemical engineering, etc.

Furthermore, beyong the abovementioned, there are also many other bioamss material technologies and applications, and the field is rapidly advancing into new areas of discovery.

I hearby invite you to submit manuscripts to this Special Issue—full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Jingwei Chen
Guest Editor

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  • biomass catalyst support
  • gas diffusion layer
  • bioamss-derived electrode
  • biomass catalyst
  • separator
  • current collector
  • carbon-assisted water electrolysis

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