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 EXTENDED: February 18, 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. |
Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. |
Cortney Mittelsteadt, Plug Power, U.S. |
Jingjie Wu, University of Cincinnati, U.S. |
Grigorii Soloveichik, United States Department of Energy, U.S. |
Yushan Yan, University of Delaware, U.S. |

Technical Editor

Xiao-Dong Zhou, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, U.S. |  


Robert Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, U.S. |

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