Ion-conducting ceramic membranes for renewable energy technologies

Dehua Dong, Xiangcheng Liu, Huanting Wang

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Dense ceramic membranes with H+ or O2− conductivity have been widely used for fuel production through electro-hydrogenation/dehydrogenation or electro-oxygenation/deoxygenation. Electrochemical conversion processes demonstrate advantages over conventional redox reaction processes in terms of capital cost, energy savings, process intensification and product selectivity. Intermittent renewable power (e.g., solar and wind power) can be used to drive electrochemical processes so that renewable energy is stored in fuels as energy carriers, including hydrogen, ammonia, syngas, methane and ethylene. This review summarizes the pathways to store renewable energy via ion-conducting membrane reactors and discusses the commercialization progress and prospects of these energy technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100066
Number of pages16
JournalAdvanced Membranes
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Fuel production
  • Ion-conducting membranes
  • Renewable energy storage
  • Solid oxide electrolysis cells
  • Yield

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