#SolarFuels - Solar fuels through emerging system approaches

Description of topical focus

Electron-driven chemistries represent a powerful route to increase the deployment of renewables, decarbonizing existing supply chains and enabling circular economies. The electrochemical transformation of chemicals into added-value products, often referred to as solar fuels, has seen rapid progress during the last years, with advances in field of water splitting, CO2 electroreduction, and ammonia electrosynthesis among others.

This symposium focuses on emerging approaches to improve the technoeconomic viability of these technologies at the system level through alternative and complementary reactions. Some of these examples include: integrated capture and conversion of CO2 and direct conversion of CO2-sequestering feedstocks; anodic valorization, such as selective water oxidation or hydrocarbon oxidation (e.g. glycerol, ethylene, methane); tandem integrated reactions; and the generation of high-purity concentrated products.

List of conference topics
  • Anodic valorization
  • Next-generation membranes for system integration
  • Direct CO2 reduction from capture solutions
  • High-purity product generation
  • Integrated tandem reactions
Symposium organizers
Cao Thang Dinh

Department of Chemical Engineering Queen's University, CA

F. Pelayo Garcia de Arquer

ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

Invited speakers
Teresa Andreu

IN2UB, Universitat de Barcelona

Thomas Burdyny

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Christine Gabardo

CERT Systems Inc.

Csaba Janáky

University of Szeged

Md Golam Kibria

University of Calgary

Nikolay Kornienko

University of Montreal, Canada

Carlos Morales-Guio

University of California, Los Angeles

Ali Seifitokaldani

Chemical Engineering, McGill University

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