Electrochemical technologies are crucial in a carbon constrained world and are central to the widespread uptake of renewable energy technologies. Critical electrochemical systems include batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and electrolysis units. These allow for a complete reimagining of how energy is used and stored compared to our current thermal generation system. In this talk, the potential application of electrochemical systems in order to transition our energy system towards BOTH zero emissions and renewable inputs is discussed. Part of this is also the sustainable manufacture of materials for electrochemical systems to allow meaningful movement towards truly zero, or even negative, emission systems.
Specifically, this talk will include:
- The direct carbon fuel cell: stepping away from thermal generation
- Carbon electrolysis: generating carbon negative energy storage materials
- Biomass feedstocks: making materials not emissions
- Hydrogen and ammonia: The need for renewable chemical feedstocks
Dr Jessica Allen
Lecturer | University of Newcastle
Dr. Allen is currently a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle. Her research work aligns closely with the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and she is a principle researcher for the Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies and Utilisation. Her research combines electrochemistry and engineering with interests spanning low emission energy technologies as well as renewable energy and energy storage (both thermal and electrochemical).
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