Advanced Catalysts and Redox Mediators for Renewable Energy Generation and Storage

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2024 | Viewed by 87

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Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospekt 31, Building 4, 119071 Moscow, Russia
Interests: nanoscale catalysts; fuel cells; electrocatalysts; flow batteries; electroanalytical chemistry; thin films and nanotechnology
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Institut Pprime, Université de Poitiers-CNRS-ENSMA, UPR 3346, 2 Rue Pierre Brousse, Batiment B25, TSA 41105, Cedex 9, 86073 Poitiers, France
Interests: hydrogen energy; fuel cells; energy storage; electrochemical flow measurements; turbulence; MHD flows
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ongoing global warming is a challenge that requires a worldwide transition to sustainable carbon-neutral energy generation technologies and efficient energy transformation processes. Energy storage technology is central to the broad use of solar, wind, and tidal power. Moreover, electricity production based on electrochemical reactions represents another environmentally friendly technology characterized by a highly efficient use of fuels and oxidizers. These power sources can use atmospheric air as an oxidizer, and widely available chemicals, including hydrogen, low-molecular-weight alcohols, and glucose, as a fuel. The advantage of these fuels over fossil energy sources is the possibility of large-scale production from renewable resources. Electrocatalysts are widely used to accelerate electrochemical reactions between the oxidizer and the fuel in electrochemical power sources. A critical challenge for electrocatalysts is achieving high activity and stability at low cost. An alternative to electrocatalysts are redox mediators, which transfer charge through intermediate reversible oxidation and reduction processes.

This Special Issue intends to collect research and review articles devoted to electrochemical energy generation through catalyzed and redox-mediated electrochemical processes. It also aims to present fundamental and applied works on energy storage in a range of electrocatalyzed power sources such as fuel cells, metal–air batteries, and redox flow batteries. Articles related to both catalytic and redox mediator-based electrochemical sensors are also highly welcome.

Dr. Alexander Modestov
Prof. Dr. Serguei A. Martémianov
Guest Editors

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  • electrocatalysis
  • redox mediated reaction
  • energy storage
  • electrochemical power source
  • fuel cells
  • redox flow battery
  • metal–air battery

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