Title:  Electrochemical technologies: A paradigm shift in energy and manufacturing

Presenter:  Dr Jessica Allen, The University of Newcastle

Abstract: Electrochemical technologies are crucial in a carbon constrained world, and are central to the effective use of renewable energy technologies. Critical electrochemical systems include batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and electrolysers. These allow for a complete reimagining of how energy is used and stored compared to our current fossil fuelled system. In this talk, the potential application of a number of electrochemical systems powered by renewable energy inputs is discussed including molten salt electrolysis for carbon capture and transformation, electrochemical ammonia, green methanol and green steel. The sustainable manufacture of materials for electrochemical systems will also be discussed since these are essential for meaningful movement towards truly zero, or even negative, emission systems.

About School research seminars

Seminars cover all aspects of chemistry and molecular biosciences and are delivered by visiting national and international academics. PhD completion seminars are also incorporated into the program.

Seminars are usually held in person and via zoom. All are welcome to attend.  



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