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Materials for a sustainable transition

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Breakthrough zero-emissions energy storage and conversion technologies for carbon-neutrality

This symposium targets to attract novel concepts and breakthrough materials and technologies of storage and conversion of clean energy beyond batteries, solar cells and fuels with zero emissions of greenhouse gasses and a minimal use of rare or toxic materials.

Scope:

The provision of clean and sustainable energy is a major target and challenge for Europe’s climate ambition. Towards this aim novel concepts and breakthrough techniques with zero emissions of greenhouse gasses and a minimal use of rare or toxic materials are required. Novel solutions for portable uses, in sustainable housing, remote places or in emergency situations that substitute fossil fuels are targeted.

This symposium focusses on breakthroughs in energy storage and conversion that is clean, compact and ultimately low-cost going beyond batteries, solar cells and fuels. Topics of interest could include solar fuels and chemicals, trasforming of atmospheric CO2 and other pollutants, method for efficiently converting waste heat and vibrations into electricity, optically controlled solar energy storage solutions, or novel thin-film technologies for energy storage. We will attract scientists with multidisciplinary research who will present advances in their material’s design, characterization, device fabrication and device performance. Circular design and focus on recyclability is desired.

This symposium is inspired by the FET Proactive call emerging paradigms and communities: Breakthrough zero-emissions energy storage and conversion technologies for carbon-neutrality.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Solar fuels and solar chemicals
  • Solid Oxide Fuel and Electrolysis Cells
  • Recycling of atmospheric CO2 and other pollutants
  • Method for efficiently converting waste heat and vibrations into electricity
  • Optically controlled solar energy storage solutions
  • Novel thin-film technology for energy storage
  • Operando characterization technique applied to energy and sustainability
  • Advanced materials for energy production and storage

List of confirmed invited speakers:

  • David Fairen-Jimenez (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Magda Titirici (Imperial College, London, UK)
  • Esther Alarcón Lladó (AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL)
  • Mónica Burriel (CNRS, FR)
  • Felix Gunkel, (Forschungszentrum Jülich, DE)
  • Jin-Chong Tan (University of Oxford, UK)

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Symposium organizers
Albert TARANCONCatalonia Institute for Energy Research - IREC

Jardins de les Dones de Negre, 1, Planta 2, E-08930, Sant Adrià del Besòs, Barcelona, Spain

+34 933562615
atarancon@irec.cat
Ilka KRIEGELFunctional Nanosystems Italian Institute of Technology

via Morego 30, 16164 Genova, Italy

+393899133626
ilka.kriegel@iit.it
Simone MELONIUniversity of Ferrara

via Luigi Borsari 46, 44121, Ferrara, Italy

+39 0532 455174
simone.meloni@unife.it
Víctor A. DE LA PENA O'SHEAIMDEA Energy

Photoactoivated Processes Unit - Avd. Ramón de la Sagra 3, 28935 Mostoles (Madrid), Spain

+34917371141
victor.delapenya@imdea.org