Advances in Biomass-Based Electrocatalysts

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 100

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REQUIMTE-LAQV, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: electrocatalysis; energy-related reactions; nanochemistry and nanotechnology; materials chemistry; CO2 valorization; carbon-based materials; metal oxides; biomass
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REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalytic process; biomass valorization; carbon-based material; biofuels; CO2 valorization; renewable energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current global energy crisis and the negative environmental impacts resulting from the incessant use of fossil fuels have driven scientists to develop novel renewable energy storage and conversion technologies, such as fuel cells, water splitting devices, metal–air batteries and CO2 conversion devices. Electrocatalysis plays a key role in these clean energy devices, enabling several sustainable processes for future technologies, and the design and development of highly efficient and cost-effective materials is one of the current major challenges. Even though the commonly employed technologies are expensive due to the use of noble metal-based electrocatalysts, tremendous research efforts have been made to develop inexpensive and abundant biomass-derived electrocatalysts.

This Special Issue aims to cover the latest advances in emerging biomass-based electrocatalysts, including the synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of their electrocatalytic performances for different reactions like oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), and CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) as well as in the production of value-added chemicals from electrocatalytic hydrogenation of lignocellulosic bio-oil and carbon–nitrogen-containing building blocks from electrocatalytic reductive amination of biomass derivatives.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a full paper, detailed review, mini-review, or significant preliminary communication related to the topic.

Dr. Diana M. Fernandes
Dr. Andreia F. Peixoto
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Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biomass
  • biomass valorization
  • electrocatalysis for sustainable energy
  • electrocatalysts
  • electrode materials
  • energy conversion
  • energy storage
  • electrocatalytic hydrogenation

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