Special Issue "Sustainable Energy Storage Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: sustainable batteries; functional materials from biomolecules, biobased molecules and bioinspired molecules; hybrid materials; ionic liquids
Within the last years, the ever-growing demand for energy storage with a high gravimetric and volumetric density provoked the development of a plethora of new materials with superior properties. Unfortunately, concerns regarding their sustainability are often neglected; their environmental impact is rarely considered, whereas the full life cycle from mining to recycling should be taken into account. Additionally, the socio-economic concerns should be regarded more often.
This Special Issue invites contributions from all areas of sustainable energy storage, for example, in the form of electricity, fuel, or heat, in order to provide a platform for alternative approaches. Contributions about the theory, experiment, application, or characterization of sustainable energy storage materials are requested. In particular, sustainable energy storage materials made from waste, biomass, or low-value industrial side products, or processes under benign conditions without toxic, dangerous, or demanding reaction conditions should be presented. Interesting materials may include active and passive components for electrochemical energy storage devices like batteries or supercapacitors (electrodes, electrolytes, post lithium-ion technologies, etc.), with focus on the sustainability of the materials. Additionally, for example, thermoelectric materials or benign catalyst materials for fuel cells, biomass valorization, or biofuel synthesis (hydrogen storage materials, catalysts made from renewable feedstocks, etc.), and so on, may be presented.
Dr. Clemens Liedel
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- Energy storage
- Sustainable materials
- Fuel cells
- Sustainable chemistry
- Green chemistry