Challenges and opportunities in materials for green energy production and conversion

June 15, 2021 - June 17, 2021



Virtual meeting: instructions to connect are communicated upon registration (The registration is free but mandatory)

The production of green and renewable energy plays a key role in all future energy scenarios towards the zero-emission transition that has to be tackled in the next 30 years. The rapid inter-conversion of electricity into chemical energy offers an important avenue for the use of renewable energy to replace fossil fuels. The generation of electricity in fuel cells from the electrochemical reaction of H2 and O2, coupled with the photoelectrochemical water splitting to produce oxygen and hydrogen gases and the valorization of CO2 through its conversion into solar fuels are also strongly related with the concepts of circular economy. Hence, the study of materials able to efficiently harvest and transform solar energy is highly necessary. Moreover, due to the intermittent character of the solar energy, adequate energy storage and conversion strategies are also needed. This conference, organized by LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, in collaboration with CEMHTI (UPR 3079 CNRS), Conditions Extrêmes et Matériaux: Haute Température et Irradiation, has the aim to gather international and national experts in the field of materials science whose works are contributing to electrochemical and photoelectrochemical approaches for clean energy production and conversion.

This international conference is organised in the framework of the LAVOISIER ARD 2020 Programme.


Main Topics

  • Solar driven energy conversion (solar fuels)
  • Photoelectrochemical water splitting
  • Green processes for H2 production
  • Fuel cells for the electrochemical reaction of H2 and O2
  • Photocatalytic and electrocatalytic CO2 reduction processes
  • Photoelectrocatalytic reactors for energy conversion 


Confirmed speakers

Registration & participation

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, the event will be 100% digital. We will use the Zoom platform.

Registration fee: the conference fee is waived for all the accepted participants (free of charge). All the authors are invited to register (registration form) in order to receive the link to access the conference.

How to participate: authors interested in participating in the event are invited to register (registration form) and fill in the information regarding the preference of participation (oral presenter or attendee). For the submission of abstracts for oral contributions, indicate main topic (see list), title and authors.

We encourage the participation as presenter speaker and attendee, so as to participate in the discussion rounds of the conference.


Tuesday 15th of June 2021 - 14:30 - 18:10 (GMT+2:00 - PARIS)

Wednesday 16th of June 2021 - 14:30 - 18:10 (GMT+2:00 - PARIS)

Thursday 17th of June 2021 - 14:30 - 18:40 (GMT+2:00 - PARIS)

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