Introducing Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor: Professor Andrea Kruse

We are delighted to welcome Professor Andrea Kruse as our newest Editorial Board member and Associate Editor.

Andrea Kruse, University Hohenheim, Germany

ORCiD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8156-139X

Andrea Kruse has studied chemistry at the University of Heidelberg and specialized in Chemical Engineering. After and during her PhD, she worked in the Research Centre Karlsruhe, now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the field of hydrothermal biomass conversion, mainly. She did her Habilitation with her studies in Supercritical Water Gasification at the Technical University Darmstadt, getting the “venia legendi” in chemical engineering.

Since 2012, she is holding the chair of Conversion Technologies of Biobased Resources at University of Hohenheim. Her main activities are the production of platform chemicals and materials from biomass, and the development of advanced separation processes for biorefineries. The focus is here to develop the whole value chain “from the field to the product”.

Submit your best sustainable energy and fuels research to Andrea Kruse now!

Read Andrea’s recent work here:

The effect of different Brønsted acids on the hydrothermal conversion of fructose to HMF. Paul Körner, Dennis Jung and Andrea Kruse. Green Chem., 2018, 20, 2231-2241. DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00435H

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Artificial Photosynthesis themed collection now online

We are delighted to announce that the Sustainable Energy & Fuels (SE) themed collection on Artificial Photosynthesis – From Sunlight to Fuels and Valuable Products for a Sustainable Future is now online and free to access until the end of 2018.

Guest Edited by Johannes Messinger (Uppsala University), Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Dunwei Wang (Boston College), this collection of articles covers a wide range of topics related to artificial photosynthesis.

Read the full collection online

Editorial
Artificial photosynthesis – from sunlight to fuels and valuable products for a sustainable future
Johannes Messinger,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1891-1892. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE90049C

Perspective
Hydrogen evolution catalysis by molybdenum sulfides (MoSx): are thiomolybdate clusters like [Mo3S13]2− suitable active site models?
Marie-Luise Grutza,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1893-1904. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00155C

Review Article
Organic chemistry at anodes and photoanodes
Lacey M. Reid,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1905-1927. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00175H

Communication
Proton coupled electron transfer from Co3O4 nanoparticles to photogenerated Ru(bpy)33+: base catalysis and buffer effect
Giulia Alice Volpato,

Paper
Multi-phase real-time monitoring of oxygen evolution enables in operando water oxidation catalysis studies
Fabian L. Huber,
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1974-1978. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00328A

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ICCE 2018: 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy

Sustainable Energy & Fuels is pleased to support ICCE 2018: 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy, 30 July – 3 August 2018

ICCE2018 is an international conference focused on clean and renewable energy. The 7th International Conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, industrialists,  researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Clean Energy. It provides a platform for researchers and scientists to share their research work while the participants from industry can promote their products. This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from universities and industry to interact with the their colleagues. ICCE2018 will include keynotes & plenary talks, invited lectures, contributed papers, poster presentations, workshops, exhibitions and tours. More info can be found at http://ICCE2018.iaemm.com

Register now, find rates and how to book here https://www.icce2018.com/registration.

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The 2nd Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV18) was held in Kitakyushu, Japan between 28-30 January 2018. Both Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Science, along with Materials Chemistry Frontiers and Journal of Materials Chemistry A supported the event by offering prizes for the best posters. These prizes were awarded to:

  • Sustainable Energy & Fuel Award
    Hong Duc (David) Pham, Queensland University of Technology

“Novel Low Cost Triphenylamine Derivatives based Hole Transporting Organic Materials for Highly Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells”

  • Materials Chemistry Frontiers Award
    Yuta Shirogane, Waseda University

“Perovskite Layer Formation with Polymer-Scaffold: Grain Structure Analysis and in-situ Conductive AFM Characterization”

  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A Award
    Molang Cai, National Institute for Materials Science

“Electrical Potential Distribution for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells”

  • Energy & Environmental Science Award
    Zeguo Tang, The University of Tokyo

“Optical properties of organometal halide perovskite with different composition of A-site cations”

L-R: Juan Bisquert, Hiromitsu Urakami, Molang Cai (5th left), Hong Duc (David) Pham (6th left), Yuta Shirogane (far right).

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Outstanding Reviewers for Sustainable Energy & Fuels in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Sustainable Energy & Fuels in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Tomokazu Fukutsuka, Kyoto University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8731-9078

Dr Akihide Iwase, Tokyo University of Science, ORCID: 0000-0002-6395-9556

Dr Hyun Suk Jung, Sungkyunkwan University, ORCID: 0000-0002-7803-6930

Dr Min Jae Ko, Hanyang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4842-3235

Dr Ki Tae Nam, Seoul National University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6353-8877

Dr Martin Oschatz, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, ORCID: 0000-0003-2377-1214

Dr Kazuhiro Sayama, National Institute of Advances Industrial Science and Technology

Dr Osamu Tomita, Kyoto University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5910-8732

Dr Masayuki Yagi, Niigata University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4402-6838

Dr Kai Zhu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0003-0908-3909

We would also like to thank the Sustainable Energy & Fuels board and the energy community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Introducing Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor: Professor Xinchen Wang

We are delighted to welcome Professor Xinchen Wang as our newest Editorial Board member and Associate Editor.

Xinchen Wang, Fuzhou University, China

Professor Xinchen Wang is currently the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, and the Dean of the College of Chemistry in Fuzhou University. He obtained his BSc and MSc at Fuzhou University, and went to the Chinese University of Hong Kong to pursue his PhD. In 2006, he moved to Tokyo University as a JSPS post-Doctor, then he went to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and was promoted to be a Group Leader 2008 until 2012. He started his Professorship in Fuzhou University at 2005. His research interests lie within catalysis and photocatalysis, where he has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and has gained an H-index of 79.

Submit your best sustainable energy and fuels catalysis research to Xinchen Wang now!

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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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