Special Issue "Nanomaterials for H2 Generation, Storage, and Utilization"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Shiqiang (Rob) Hui
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Guest Editor
National Research Council Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Interests: Inorganic materials for fuel cells, batteries, and energy conversions; Functional ceramic oxides; Mixed ionic and electronic conductors (MIEC); Photo/Electrocatalysts; H2 production; CO2 reduction; Chemical and electrochemical sensors
Dr. Alexander Bauer
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Guest Editor
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute for Energy and Climate Research IEK-1, Jülich, Germany

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogen is considered a clean energy carrier to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the future. Many challenges are still facing the incorporation of hydrogen into existing energy systems. Hydrogen generation, storage, and utilization are important areas of academic and commercial research. Hydrogen can be produced from diverse, domestic resources including fossil fuels, biomass, and water electrolysis with electricity. The primary challenge for hydrogen production is reducing the cost of production technologies to make the resulting hydrogen cost-competitive with conventional transportation fuels. Catalytic materials contribute to the efficiency and durability of hydrogen generation associated with cost. Hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the utilization of hydrogen in fuel cell technologies for stationary power, portable power, and transportation. Hydrogen has the highest energy density per mass of any fuel. However, the low energy density per unit volume of hydrogen requires the development of advanced storage materials or physical methods with higher energy density. While materials play a key role in efficiency and durability, nanomaterials have a great potential to improve their performance to meet the needs for hydrogen generation, storage, and utilization.

This Special Issue aims to cover a broad range of subjects, from nanomaterial synthesis to the design and characterization of energy devices and technologies with nanomaterial integration. We invite authors to contribute original research articles or comprehensive review articles covering the most recent progress and new developments in the design, synthesis, fabrication, and utilization of nanomaterials for highly efficient, novel devices relevant to applications in hydrogen generation, storage, and utilization. The format of articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews.

Dr. Shiqiang (Rob) Hui
Dr. Alexander Bauer
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hydrogen generation
  • hydrogen storage
  • hydrogen utilization
  • steam reforming
  • gasification of coal/biomass/waste
  • electrocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • renewable energy
  • clean energy

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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