International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2018)

The International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2018) will be taking place between 25-27 April 2018 in Barcelona. The Royal Society of Chemistry journals Energy & Environmental Science, Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Molecular Systems Design & Engineering are delighted to be supporting the event.

Professor Christoph Brabec, an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Energy & Fuels, will be delivering a speech on “Novel Photovoltaic Materials and Technologies for a Sustainable Energy Supply”, having been invited to ICREN 2018 as a plenary speaker.

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The World Conference on Carbon

The World Conference on Carbon (Carbon 2018) is going to be running from 1-6 July 2018 in Madrid, Spain. The Conference aims to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments on carbon science and applications.

Sustainable Energy & Fuelsalong with Energy & Environmental Science, are pleased to be supporting Carbon 2018 and will be providing awards.

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2017 Sustainable Energy & Fuels HOT Articles collection

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Sustainable Energy & Fuels HOT Articles collection is now online and free to access until the end of February 2018.

This collection showcases all 2017 Sustainable Energy & Fuels 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:

Review Article 
Current understanding of chemical degradation mechanisms of perfluorosulfonic acid membranes and their mitigation strategies: a review
M. Zatoń, J. Rozière and D. J. Jones
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 409-438. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00038C

Perspective 
Low-grade waste heat recovery using the reverse magnetocaloric effect
Ravi Anant Kishore and Shashank Priya
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 1899-1908. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00182G

Communication 
Revealing how molten salts promote CO2 capture on CaO via an impedance study and sorption kinetics simulation
Liang Huang, Chunming Xu, Rongzheng Ren, Qianwen Zheng, Zhenhua Wang, Benoît Louis and Qiang Wang
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 68-72. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00502D

Paper 
Surface-modified metal sulfides as stable H2-evolving photocatalysts in Z-scheme water splitting with a [Fe(CN)6]3−/4−redox mediator under visible-light irradiation
Takashi Shirakawa, Masanobu Higashi, Osamu Tomita and Ryu Abe
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 1065-1073. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00151G

Paper 
Candidate photoferroic absorber materials for thin-film solar cells from naturally occurring minerals: enargite, stephanite, and bournonite
Suzanne K. Wallace, Katrine L. Svane, William P. Huhn, Tong Zhu, David B. Mitzi, Volker Blum and Aron Walsh
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 1339-1350. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00277G

Paper 
Evaluation of flow schemes for near-neutral pH electrolytes in solar-fuel generators
Meenesh R. Singh, Chengxiang Xiang and Nathan S. Lewis
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, 1, 458-466. DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00062F
 
We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

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

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NHSC11 Poster Prizes Winners!

The 11th Aseanian Conference on Nano-Hybrid Solar Cells (NHSC11) took place in Himeji, Japan from 8-10 October 2017. The Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored the event, presenting awards from Energy & Environmental Science, Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Journal of Materials Chemistry A to the best poster-prize winners, Prof. Nam-Guy Park, Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor was pleased to present the following awards on behalf of the Editorial Boards:

Energy & Environmental Science Prize
Dong-Nyuk Jeong,
“High quality large-area (>100cm2) perovskite thin film coating with rapid crystallization using reversible phase transitive MAPbI3 viscoliquid”

Journal of Materials Chemistry A Prize
Hiroyuki Kanda,
“Protection layer from ITO spattering damgae for perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells”

Sustainable Energy & Fuels Prize
Luis K. Ono,
“Up-Scaling of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells and modules”

Congratulations to the winners!

From left to right: Prof. Nam-Gyu Park, Dr. Luis K. Ono, Prof. Yabing Qi, Prof. Seigo Ito

From left to right: Prof. Seigo Ito, Prof. Nam-Gyu Park, Prof. Songyuan Dai, Hiroyuki Kanda, Dong-Nyuk Jeong, Prof. Tsutomu Miyasaka

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ES01 & ES02 Symposia at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting

The 2017 MRS Fall Meeting is taking place in Boston, MA, USA between 26 November-1 December. The Royal Society of Chemistry is partnering with the Materials Research Society to sponsor two of the meeting’s Energy and Sustainability symposia:

  • ES01: Perovskite Materials and Devices—Progress and Challenges
  • ES02: On the Way to Sustainable Solar Fuels—New Concepts, Materials and System Integration

RSC journals Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels will each be awarding prizes to the best abstracts at both ES01 and ES02 symposia, while Journal of Materials Chemistry A will join both in sponsoring an award for ES01 and offering a 1-year subscription to the winners.

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NENCS 2017 Poster Prize Winners!

The International Symposium on Novel Energy Nanomaterials, Catalysts and Surfaces for Future Earth took place in Tokyo, Japan between 28-30 October.

The international symposium was inspired in response to growing calls for a scientific platform for the global community of researchers active in materials research, characterization/imaging with synchrotron radiation in situ/operando XAFS, and X-ray based techniques (CT, TXM, AP-HAXPES, RIXS, XRD, etc.), to meet, share, and discuss their latest discoveries in these critical and rapidly evolving disciplines.

The Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored the event by providing poster prizes to a selection of the winning abstract submissions. The winners of the RSC poster prizes were:

Catalysis Science & Technology Prize
Shinobu Takao In situ Visualization of Platinum Chemical Species in a Nano Fuel-cell”
Energy & Environmental Science Prize
Yuanyuan Tan “3D-Visualization of Pt and Co Segregations in Pt3Co Cathode Catalyst Layer by Operando XAFS-CT Imaging”
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Prize
Saki Ozawa “Kinetics and Reaction Mechanism of Oxidation Processes on Pt/C and Pt3Co/C Cathode Catalysts Studied by Operando Time-resolved QXAFS”
Sustainable Energy & Fuels Prize
Gabor Samjeské “Relationship between Electrochemical CV and in situ Real-time XAFS Relevant to the ORR Performance and Degradation of a Pt/C Cathode Catalyst in PEFC”
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233rd ECS Meeting – Abstract Deadline: 17 November 2017

The 233rd ECS Meeting will be taking place in Seattle, Washington on the 13-18 May 2018.

The event will feature over 50 symposia on areas including:

  • Batteries and Energy Storage
  • Carbon Nanostructures and Devices
  • Corrosion Science and Technology
  • Dielectric Science and Materials
  • Electrochemical/Electroless Deposition
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Electronic Materials and Processing
  • Electronic and Photonic Devices and Systems
  • Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, and Energy Conversion
  • Organic and Bioelectrochemistry
  • Sensors
  • Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, and Photoelectrochemistry

Key Dates:

More information can be found here.

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International Symposium on Novel Energy Nanomaterials, Catalysts and Surfaces for Future Earth

The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan, will host the International Symposium on Novel Energy Nanomaterials, Catalysts and Surfaces for Future Earth (NENCS) between the 28-30 October 2017. The symposium will provide a scientific platform for the global community of researchers active in materials research, characterization/imaging with synchrotron radiation in situ/operando XAFS, and X-ray based techniques.

Catalysis Science & Technology, Energy & Environmental Science, PCCP and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are delighted to be supporting the symposium and each journal will be sponsoring  a poster award by offering a one-year online subscription to the winners!

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1st Ulm Symposium on Solar-Driven Chemistry

Between October 8th – 10th 2017, the 1st Ulm Symposium on Solar-Driven Chemistry (SOLCHEM) will be taking place at Ulm University in Germany. SOLCHEM aims at bringing together researchers interested in (solar) light-driven chemistry so as to generate a central platform for diverse research areas including:

  • Photochemistry and Photocatalysis
  • Organic Photovoltaics and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Light-driven Mechanisms, Spectroscopy and Photophysics
  • Photoelectrochemistry and Photochemical Devices
  • Photodynamic therapy and light-induced theranostics

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels are pleased to be supporting SOLCHEM 2017 and will be each offering a prize for the winner poster submissions – good luck to all those who have entered!

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36th International Conference on Thermoelectrics

The Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA will be hosting the annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (2017ICT) between 31 July and 3 August 2017. This Conference is the 36th in the series of international conferences on thermoelectrics that provides a global forum for presentations and information exchange on the latest emerging thermoelectric technology. This conference series began in 1976 in Arlington, Texas, USA and since 1988, has been held in various countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas, where most of the activities in thermoelectrics research are located.

Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are delighted to support the 36th Annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT).

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