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Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica
w Krakowie

Centrum Energetyki
Czarnowiejska 36
PL-30054, Krakow



+48 12 444 74 66












Dear Sir or Madam,

Please be informed that the ISCEE 2018 International Symposium will
not take place on the scheduled date. We will provide more information at the end of the month
of March 2018. Organizing Committee


       The surplus of energy necessary for the sustainable development of the civilization should be produced from renewable sources, in particular from ethanol. The efficient transformation of ethanol to CO2 in fuel cells is a major challenge of electrocatalysis and a key to clean energy in the XXI century.

    Ethanol is an almost ideal hydrogen-rich liquid fuel. It has 30% higher energy density than methanol, is nontoxic, renewable and requires simple logistics. A recent trend in ethanol production is to obtain it from bio-mass, which will not affect the existing food chain. Moreover, ethanol as a fuel does not contribute to the CO2 emission increase because ethanol is produced from bio-mass via photosynthesis.       

    Fuel cells are almost ideal direct energy converters with high efficiency, continuous and silent operation. Fuel cells can work in low and high temperature regimes using polymer and oxide membrane electrolytes, respectively.

    Low temperature fuel cells fuelled by ethanol (Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells - DEFC) can be designed to operate as acidic or alkaline cells. Nanocatalysts for ethanol oxidation in DEFC still need further developments, such as synthesis of catalysts with morphologies offering large active surfaces (three-dimensional – 3D nanoparticles NPs, hollow NPs, nanorods). Advances in the synthesis of modern, 3D catalysts for oxygen reduction are crucial for successful realization of PEM fuelled by hydrogen and DEFC. Designing of new, temperature resistant composite membranes will also be discussed.

    Materials for the anode in Ethanol Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (ESOFC) and / or catalytic ethanol reformer also require further improvements. Another challenge is to reduce the platinum group metals (Pt, Rh, Ru) content in the nanocatalysts and replace them by other cheaper materials. Thus, the topic of the Symposium is the discussion of the design and synthesis of new catalysts for DEFC and ESOFC. The existence of modern characterization techniques and excellent theoretical tools can facilitate big steps in the right direction. More information about the mechanisms of ethanol oxidation in DEFCs and ESOFCs can be obtained by advanced experimental techniques supported by a better understanding of reaction mechanisms obtained from theoretical considerations. The possibility of producing cheap ethanol from grasses and waste is important economically, and thus a significant subject of the Symposium. Last, but not least, the issues related to the technology of gaining hydrogen from ethanol will be addressed.

    The attractive city of Krakow, the ancient capital of Poland, is worth visiting. With the picturesque market place, old town and gorgeous Wawel Castle, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland.

   We are very pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd Symposium on Clean Energy from Ethanol to be held June 17-20, 2018 in Krakow, Poland. This meeting will be an excellent occasion to promote and encourage collaboration between academic researchers and industrial leaders. We kindly invite you to the tourist friendly city of Krakow for stimulating discussions on an important subject and an intellectual adventure.




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