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HTC-Derived Materials in Energy and Sequestration Applications

In this chapter the latest developments regarding the application of carbon-based materials synthesised via the hydrothermal carbonisation route in the context of energy storage and generation are presented. Furthermore, these materials are also presented in the context of gas capture and storage with a particular reference to CO2 capture materials. The use of a variety of nanostructured carbons, and carbon/inorganic composites as electrodes and electrocatalysts in supercapacitors, fuels and a variety of battery devices is presented and discussed. The advantages of preparing such carbon-based materials via the hydrothermal carbonisation platform are also discussed, with examples including the development of metal-free electrocatalysts for the oxygen-reduction reaction. The chapter intends to highlight the flexibility and opportunities afforded by the hydrothermal carbonisation platform for the synthesis of sustainable carbonaceous materials suitable to address the energy challenges of the future.

Print publication date: 20 Feb 2015
Copyright year: 2015
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-832-3
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-227-7
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-443-1
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series