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Advanced Renewable Mineral and Energy Materials

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023 (closed)

Guest Editors

Prof. Chengkai Yang, Fuzhou University, China
Prof. Chengkai Yang's main research interests are energy materials and electrochemistry of zinc ion/lithium ion/lithium sulfur batteries and materials calculations. He received his PhD in analytical chemistry from Peking University. He is a research fellow of Fujian Silicate Society. Since 2019, he has been working as a researcher in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Fuzhou University. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed top papers.

Dr. Jiaqi Xu, Sichuan University, China
Jiaqi Xu received his B.S. degree in the Applied Chemistry from Tianjin University (2014) and Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (2019). He currently works as the postdoctoral fellow at the Sichuan University. His current interests include the fabrication of nanomaterials and their applications in energy and catalysis science. He has published 14 scientific papers with over 1700 total citations (H-index 11).

Dr. Cong Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Cong Wang received her Ph. D. degree from the Department of Chemistry, Tianjin University and in the Collaborative Innovation Centre of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin) under the supervision of Prof Wenping Hu in 2019. Then she joined Nanyang Technological University as a research fellow in Prof Xiaodong Chen’s group. Her interest is in the fields of organic field-effect transistors and flexible devices. She has published 19 scientific papers with over 600 total citations (H-index 11).

The Special Issue is in cooperation with Fujian Provincial Silicate Society.

Summary

Advanced renewable materials have been the cornerstone of global prosperity and economic growth since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Global energy consumption has become a huge burden on the world economy. Recently, carbon neutrality and energy recycling have attracted the attention of several researchers. Green industry, energy storage and conservation technologies, and clean energy storage devices have proven to be highly compatible and synergistic pioneering trends. Meanwhile, mineral and energy materials are the key research direction of Fujian Silicate Society. Thus, advanced technologies using renewable mineral and energy materials and their emerging applications, such as batteries, liquid flow batteries, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis, photovoltaic materials, field effect transistors and flexible electronics, and alloy materials, will play an important role in future life.


This Special Issue of “Advanced Renewable Mineral and Energy Materials” covers general topics on energy materials, catalytic materials composites based on renewable material. The scope of this issue can be expanded from the synthesis and design of advanced renewable energy materials and their applications. Interdisciplinary approaches are also much welcomed. This issue will publish full research papers and reviews. Areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:

• innovative materials and composites synthesis from energy storage, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis.

• innovative approaches to functional materials for photoelectric materials, field-effect transistors, and other flexible electronics.

• simulation and computational materials (density functional theory, first-principles calculations, monte carlo simulation, molecular dynamics, etc….)

• energy storage devices (ion batteries, air batteries, flow batteries, fuel cells, etc….)


Keywords

Ion batteries, flow batteries, air batteries, photoelectric materials, field-effect transistors, flexible electronics, catalytic materials, alloy materials, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 reduction, material calculation

Published Papers


  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    Nigerian Biomass for Bioenergy Applications: A Review on the Potential and Challenges

    Adekunle A. Adeleke, Nzerem Petrus, Salihu Ayuba, Asmau M. Yahya, Peter P. Ikubanni, Ikechuckwu S. Okafor, Stephen S. Emmanuel, Adebayo I. Olosho, Ademidun A. Adesibikan
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.12, pp. 4123-4141, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.043915
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advanced Renewable Mineral and Energy Materials)
    Abstract Nigeria, often referred to as “the giant of Africa,” boasts a sizable population, a thriving economy, and abundant energy resources. Nevertheless, Nigeria has yet to fully harness its renewable energy potential, despite its enormous capacity in this field. The goal of this review paper is to thoroughly examine the difficulties and untapped opportunities in utilizing biomass for bioenergy production in Nigeria. Notably, Nigeria generates substantial volumes of biomass annually, primarily in the form of agricultural waste, which is often either discarded or burned inefficiently, resulting in significant ecological and environmental damage. Therefore, an efficient approach to reducing pollution and transforming… More >

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    Nigerian Biomass for Bioenergy Applications: A Review on the Potential and Challenges

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