Focus Issue on Advanced Electrolysis for Renewable Energy Conversion and Storage

 

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue on advanced electrolysis for renewable energy storage. The utilization of renewable energy has substantially driven more attention into electrolysis technologies. As renewable energy emerges and penetrates further into the energy market, the storage of surplus “off peak” electricity has received widespread considerations. An electrolyzer (ELX) can utilize “off peak” electricity from solar or wind farms to produce hydrogen or other fuels (e.g., ammonia, methanol, ethylene). These chemicals can subsequently be operated in a fuel cell mode to generate electricity or used as intermediates for other industrial applications. Compared to conventional batteries, the chemical storage of renewable energy has advantages of high energy density, long duration, and more flexibility. The covered technologies can include water electrolysis, CO2 conversion, NH3 synthesis, or other new electrolysis technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Component development (e.g., catalyst, membrane, porous transport layer, bipolar plates)
  • Component degradation mechanism and accelerated stress testing protocols
  • Multiple-scale physics modelling
  • Electrolyzer assembly and system demonstration
  • Integration of electrolyzer with renewable energy intermittency
  • Techno-economic analysis for wind- or solar-electrolysis system

Reviews, critical reviews, and perspective papers are welcomed.

Accepting Submissions: September 10, 2021 | Submission Deadline: January 9, 2022

(When submitting, indicate that the paper is intended for the Focus Issue on Advanced Electrolysis for Renewable Energy Storage)


Guest Editors

Hui Xu, Giner, Inc., U.S. | hxu@ginerinc.com
Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. | bryan.pivovar@nrel.gov
Cortney Mittelsteadt, Plug Power, U.S. | cmittelsteadt@plugpower.com
Jingjie Wu, University of Cincinnati, U.S. | Jingjie.Wu@uc.edu
Grigorii Soloveichik, United States Department of Energy, U.S. | grigorii.soloveichik@hq.doe.gov
Yushan Yan, University of Delaware, U.S. | yanys@udel.edu

Technical Editor

Xiao-Dong Zhou, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, U.S. | xiao-dong.zhou@louisiana.edu  

Editor-in-Chief

Robert Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, U.S. | rfs2@case.edu


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