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International Workshop: Perspectives on Power-to-Liquids and Power-to-Chemicals 2018

As a follow-up to the first Perspectives on Power-to-Liquids and Power-to-Chemicals workshop in 2016, this years edition as co-organised by Dr. Christopher Hebling (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE) and Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPICEC)), will bring together relevant stakeholders from academia, industry and politics to discuss, advance and highlight synergies between the growing renewable power generation, H2 production and CO2 utilisation targeting at the production of energy carriers, fuels and chemicals.

A strong focus will be put on the development and application of technologies leading to products with different sectoral/industrial relevance (e.g. methanol, DME, OME, etc.). The workshop provides a platform for the latest insights on these closely intertwined topics with perspectives provided regarding scientific progress and successful market introduction. An evening event in Freiburg will provide an excellent networking opportunity, whilst a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities at the Fraunhofer ISE campus will complement the workshop and discussions. We look forward to welcoming you in Freiburg.

Register your place now: here 

Read the flyer: here

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6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium University of York, 19-20 March 2018

The 6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium was held at the University of York on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 March 2018.

The high quality of the presentations and lively interactions made it into a very enjoyable and inspirational few days of solar fuels science! Find a summary of the event here.

During the main event, the UK Solar Fuels Network presented Michael Wasielewski with the Royal Society of Chemistry Physical Organic Chemistry Award and the day included talks from both UK-based and international speakers. The day ended with a poster session which showcased over 30 posters from researchers.

Kathryn Gempf, Development Editor of Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Sciencewas delighted to attend and present the following awards on behalf of the journals:

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Oral Presentation Prize:
Winner: Charles Creissen (University of Cambridge),
runner-up: Catherine Atchinson (University of Liverpool)

Energy & Environmental Science Poster Prize
Winner: Charlotte Smith (University of Liverpool),
runner-up: Virgil Andrei (University of Cambridge)

 

 

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2017 Energy & Environmental Science HOT Articles collection

This collection showcases all 2017 Energy & Environmental Science articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor.  Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

Read it here now for free until the end of February 2018
 
It includes:

Analysis 
A technoeconomic analysis of perovskite solar module manufacturing with low-cost materials and techniques
Zhaoning Song, Chad L. McElvany, Adam B. Phillips, Ilke Celik, Patrick W. Krantz, Suneth C. Watthage, Geethika K. Liyanage, Defne Apul and Michael J. Heben
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1297-1305. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00757D
 
Review Article 
Impact of H2O on organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells
Jianbing Huang, Shunquan Tan, Peter D. Lund and Huanping Zhou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2284-2311. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01674C

Communication 
Alternative electrochemical energy storage: potassium-based dual-graphite batteries
K. Beltrop, S. Beuker, A. Heckmann, M. Winter and T. Placke
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2090-2094. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01535F

Paper 
Ammonia synthesis from N2 and H2O using a lithium cycling electrification strategy at atmospheric pressure
Joshua M. McEnaney, Aayush R. Singh, Jay A. Schwalbe, Jakob Kibsgaard, John C. Lin, Matteo Cargnello, Thomas F. Jaramillo and Jens K. Nørskov
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1621-1630. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01126A

Paper 
Cu nanowires shelled with NiFe layered double hydroxide nanosheets as bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting
Luo Yu, Haiqing Zhou, Jingying Sun, Fan Qin, Fang Yu, Jiming Bao, Ying Yu, Shuo Chen and Zhifeng Ren
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1820-1827. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01571B

Paper 
Compatibility issues between electrodes and electrolytes in solid-state batteries
Yaosen Tian, Tan Shi, William D. Richards, Juchuan Li, Jae Chul Kim, Shou-Hang Bo and Gerbrand Ceder
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1150-1166. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00534B

Paper 
Towards identifying the active sites on RuO2(110) in catalyzing oxygen evolution
Reshma R. Rao, Manuel J. Kolb, Niels Bendtsen Halck, Anders Filsøe Pedersen, Apurva Mehta, Hoydoo You, Kelsey A. Stoerzinger, Zhenxing Feng, Heine A. Hansen, Hua Zhou, Livia Giordano, Jan Rossmeisl, Tejs Vegge, Ib Chorkendorff, Ifan E. L. Stephens and Yang Shao-Horn
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2626-2637. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE02307C

Paper 
Predicting and optimising the energy yield of perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells under real world conditions
Maximilian T. Hörantner and Henry J. Snaith
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1983-1993. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01232B

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

Is your research HOT? Our editors are already handpicking the hottest 2018 content for our rolling 2018 Energy & Environmental Science Hot Articles collection. Submit your work for consideration now.

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6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium

The Solar Fuels Network’s 6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium will be taking place in York, UK between 19 – 20 March 2018.

The Royal Society of Chemistry journals Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are sponsoring the event and will be providing awards for the best poster submissions. 

Chair: Robin Perutz
Keynote invited talk: Mike Wasielewski, Northwestern University, RSC Physical Organic Chemistry prize winner
Invited speakers: Julea Butt (University of East Anglia), Sylvie Chardon-Noblat (Université Grenoble Alpes), Richard Douthwaite (University of York) and Junwang Tang (University College London).

The submission deadline is 7 February 2018.
Registration for the event closes 12 March 2018.

Kathryn Gempf, Royal Society of Chemistry Development Editor, will be attending and is looking forward to meeting you there.

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Energy & Environmental Science Impact Factor increases to 29.518

 

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) is delighted to announce its Impact Factor has increased to 29.518*.

This continued increase in Impact Factor cements EES‘ position as the leading journal in the field, further strengthening its position at the top of three Journal Citation Reports categories (Energy & Fuels; Engineering, Chemical; and Environmental Sciences), and moving the journal up to 3rd in the Chemistry, multidisciplinary category. As the home of exceptionally high quality, agenda-setting research relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science, the 5-year Impact Factor of 24.781 means that research published in the journal has lasting impact and the Immediacy Index of 6.751 means articles are highly visible within the community as soon as they are published.

Our broad scope and the interdisciplinary nature of research published in the journal, coupled with our rigorous peer review and rapid times to publication of 52 days** from receipt to acceptance, ensures your work will quickly attract the attention it deserves.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for making EES the number 1 journal in the field

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2016 Impact Factors* here.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

**2016 average

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International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV 17)

The International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV 17) will be held in Lausanne, 21st – 24th May 2017.

Building upon the success of the previous HOPV conferences, the HOPV 2017 conference will provide an excellent opportunity for students, scientists and engineers around the world to familiarize themselves with the latest developments on solar energy harvesting and to get inspirations as well as exchanging ideas with the leading scientists from these areas.

The conference will be led by world renowned plenary and invited speakers covering a broad range of the latest scientific advances in the plenary sessions. The conference format will follow previous HOPV meetings over a full three days, with plenary sessions for keynote and invited talks, as well as room for plenty of contributed talks by participant scientists and unlimited poster presentations. Wolfgang Tress, winner of the 2016 Energy & Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship will also present his award lecture at the conference.

Keynote Speakers:
Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Materials Horizons Scientific Editor (University of California Santa Barbara, US)
Nam-Gyu Park, Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor (Sungkyunkwan University, KR)
Edward Sargent, (University of Toronto, CA)

View the program and register now.

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RSC Poster Prize Winners at the International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis 2017

The 2017 International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis (ICARP 2017) was held on 2nd March 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. Royal Society of Chemistry journals: Energy & Environmental Science, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, and Journal of Materials Chemistry A were pleased to support the event and sponsored the following poster prizes.

 

Energy & Environmental Science Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Winner: Pondchanok CHINAPANG (Institute for Molecular Science (IMS))

Title: Construction of photo-active framework with open-metal sites for H2 production

 

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Winner: Yuta MIYASE (Tokyo University of Science, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Title: Selective production of peroxides over BiVO4/WO3 photoelectrode

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Winner: Nami YAMANO  (Osaka City University)

Title: The pH-dependent optical property of chlorophyll C bound to the light-harvesting complex from a diatom, Chaetoseros calcitrans

 

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New EES Editorial Board Members: James Dumesic and Linda Nazar

We are delighted to welcome Professor James Dumesic and Professor Linda Nazar to the Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board.

James Dumesic, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
James A. Dumesic earned his B.S. degree from UW-Madison and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Professor Dumesic joined the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1976, and he is currently a Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin and the Michel Boudart Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Throughout his career, Professor Dumesic has used spectroscopic, microcalorimetric, and reaction kinetics techniques to study the surface and dynamic properties of heterogeneous catalysts.  Widely recognized as a leading researcher in the fields of catalysis and chemical engineering, Professor Dumesic has co-founded two companies (Virent and Glucan Biorenewables) and pioneered new processes for creating bio-derived fuels and chemicals. Professor Dumesic has published more than 450 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo, Canada
Linda Nazar is a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, and is cross appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Nazar, holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials since 2004, has focused her research on developing new materials for energy storage and conversion for the past 15 years.

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