About this Research Topic
With the advancement of the technology of portable devices, electric vehicles and the use of renewable energies, we require similar advancements in supporting energy storage technology. Different energy storage devices have been developed in recent decades, in order to try to satisfy the energy demand. However, many of the materials and procedures to develop these energy storage devices are not conceived with a plan for sustainable production. To pave the way for a sustainable energy future, it is of great importance to produce energy storage devices using processes with less energy consuming steps, using abundant and less contaminant materials. Another strategy is the development of devices with high storage capacities, which may displace multiple devices of low capacity.
This Research Topic intends to bring together researchers from around the globe to discuss new ideas in the form of original articles or topical reviews that look for an energetically sustainable future. The focus is to develop new materials and procedures for sustainable energy storage devices. It is intended to promote research on energy storage materials that are abundant, or that are produced using precursors that are considered even as waste. Research on fabrication procedures for energy storage devices, which need a minimum number of synthetic steps, or a minimum amount of energy consumption for their production are also desirable. And not less important is the development of materials with high storage capacities (substituting a much larger amount of materials with low capacities).
This Research Topic welcomes works related to (but not limited to) the following topics, with a sustainable focus:
• Usage of abundant materials in energy storage devices
• High capacity Li ion battery concepts
• Substitution of Li for Na, K, Mg in batteries
• Alternative rechargeable battery concepts
• Usage of natural precursors to synthesize energy storage materials
• Recycling of materials for energy storage devices
• Development of new greener production techniques
• Analysis of sustainability of energy storage systems
Keywords: energy storage materials, sustainability, abundant materials, high capacity materials, energy storage devices
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