About this Research Topic
Climate change and energy demands urges us to focus and develop a new method to produce and store the energies through clean and green technology. It is essential to develop the high performance materials to meet our requirements both in energy generation and storage. Among other materials, carbon materials are placed at the top of the list because of their low-cost, relatively easy preparation, abundance, environmental friendly credentials, good conductivity and stability in chemical, thermal environments. The carbons derived from biomass have gained more interest because of the waste to wealth concepts. Furthermore, the biomass derived carbon materials showed beneficial properties which widen their applications.
Globally, the availability of various waste biomasses is increasing and handling disposal of this biomass is huge headache. Mainly, it is disposed of by burning materials in open spaces, which directly impacts our environment by emitting greenhouse gases. The conversion of the biomass into valuable materials is an advantageous choice to handle the waste. Furthermore, moulding the properties of the bio-derived carbon materials according to their application is essential. There are various methods followed to fabricate and modify the carbon materials. This Research Topic covers new insights into the conversion techniques as well as the functional carbon materials towards the various applications in energy storage.
The main objective of this Research Topic is to bring together the recent advances in this field. Additionally, we provide a platform to researchers looking to share their research achievements and to motivate young researchers in the field of energy research.
The following research themes may be covered as original research articles and as well as detailed reviews:
• Synthesis of bio-derived carbon hybrid materials using various methods to engineer the physical properties such as surface area, pore structure, electrical conductivity and functionality;
• Study the electrochemical properties of various bio-derived carbon materials for supercapacitor applications. Similarly, study the supercapacitor performance of bio-derived carbon from various bio-resources;
• Study the electrochemical properties of various bio-derived carbon materials for secondary batteries such as Li-ion, Na-ion, Metal-Sulfur batteries;
• Study the performance of bio-derived carbon towards energy conversion such as in fuel cells and water splitting applications.
Keywords: Biomass, Carbon nanostructure, Energy storage device, Supercapacitor, Battery
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