About this Research Topic
In this perspective, this Research Topic aims to report the latest fundamental and technological advancements in the production, storage and utilization of solar fuels to provide both cost-effective CO2 mitigation and low-cost energy generation. The Research Topic aims to define the most promising pathways to solar fuels production by providing a synthesis of the current progress status in technology development (e.g. readiness levels, future potential, fundamental advancements), key techno-economic benefits and challenges (e.g. scalability, costs) as well as barriers, drivers, opportunities and enablers for a rapid deployment of solar fuels. Original Research and Review articles on solar fuels production from electro-chemical, photo-chemical/photo-biological or thermo-chemical routes, and their storage and utilization (e.g. in fuel cells or clean combustion processes) are welcome. The Research Topic particularly welcomes manuscripts on the design, operation, analysis and demonstration of novel technologies and systems realising an efficient transformation of sunlight into fuels and the smart utilization of these fuels.
Keywords: Hydrogen, Solar Fuels, Renewable Energy, Low-Carbon Economy, Clean Energy Processes
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