Special Issue "Photo- and Electrocatalytic Conversion of CO2"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Guido Mul
Guest Editor
Photocatalytic Synthesis Group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; nanomaterials; interfaces; process design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Traditional energy systems and resources have become a threat to the Earth’s climate. Global efforts to facilitate a transition towards sustainable systems require radical new technologies for exploiting, generating, and storing renewable energy resources. Conversion of CO2 to value-added products, such as CO, methanol, ethanol or ethylene, thus storing renewable energy, is such a new technology. In this Special Issue we would like to provide an overview of recent achievements in the conversion of CO2 using light or renewable electricity. In particular, we would like to include contributions, which discuss the latest fundamental understanding of the catalysis involved. We also welcome manuscripts which discuss developments in material design, (photo)electrochemical cell design, and process evaluation.

I kindly invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Guido Mul
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • CO2
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • nanomaterials
  • process design

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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