[CALL FOR ABSTRACTS] Submit your abstracts to participate in the MRS Symposium “Sustainable Routes to Fuels and Commodity Chemicals Production via Electrochemical Methods”
SunCoChem partners are launching a call for abstracts to be presented in the upcoming Symposium EN02 “Sustainable Routes to Fuels and Commodity Chemicals Production via Electrochemical Methods”, organised within the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting & Exhibit 2021.
The Symposium is co-organised by project’s partners Fatwa F. Abdi, from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Institute (HZB), Simelys Hernandez from Politecnico di Torino and Francesca M.Toma from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, together with representatives from the Catalytic Reaction Engineering for Sustainable Technologies (CREST) group.
The organisers are promoting a new Call for Abstracts in order to select the research topics and speakers to present on the Symposium, aimed at progressing the understanding about photoelectrochemical production of fuels and commodity chemicals.
Abstracts will be accepted from the 4th of January to 1st of February 2021 in the following topics:
- Novel photoelectrocatalyst materials, sustainable approaches and architectures
- Photoelectrochemical routes to water splitting, selective CO2 reduction, and nitrogen reduction
- Photoelectrosynthesis of commodity chemicals (organic and inorganic)
- Tandem photoelectrochemical systems
- Fundamental understanding of reaction mechanism and novel materials properties
- Ab initio and DFT calculations for the rational design of photoelectrocatalysts
- In Situ/Operando characterization of photoelectrocatalytic systems
- Bio-photo-electrochemical hybrid approaches
- Scalable device designs and demonstrators for solar fuels and commodity chemicals production
- CFD simulation of photoelectrochemical systems
Nowadays, sustainable methods to produce commodity chemicals and fuels, which are scalable and cost-competitive, are highly desired for the transition to a carbon-neutral future. However, current processes are still using fossil-based fuels that contribute to the increasing risk of global warming. Solar energy should be effectively to overcome this problem but the lack of suitable materials which can perform the solar energy conversion in an efficient way are an important limitation. Additionally, system concepts to produce fuels and commodity chemicals and integrated large-scale photoelectrochemical devices are unknown.
In this sense, this Call for Abstracts and this Symposium are important to provide in-depth understanding of the individual materials characteristics and the interrelated properties and step closer towards the realization of such sustainable route.
The “Sustainable Routes to Fuels and Commodity Chemicals Production via Electrochemical Methods” Symposium will provide an international and interdisciplinary platform with the aim to discuss about the latest trends and future directions in photoelectrochemical production of fuels and commodity chemicals. The event will make special emphasis on novel light absorbers, fundamental understanding through in-situ characterisations, photoelectrocatalysts for CO2 reduction, photoelectrosynthesis of valuable commodity chemicals, as well as cell design ang engineering aspects which enable large-scale operation of the solar energy conversion device.