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17th Ulm ElectroChemical Talks (UECT)

The conference will be held under 2G rules. You can find all the information here.

Dear friend of the UECT,

It is my pleasure to welcoming you to the 17th Ulm ElectroChemical Talks (UECT).With a one year delay, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we are now even more happy to host this conference here in Ulm and for the fi rst time also online.

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, many countries set very bullish targets to reduce their Carbon dioxide emissions to zero over the next few decades. Such goals can only be reached with cheap renewable energy and aff ordable, reliable systems for energy storage and conversion. And there is good news: Such technologies and systems exist and are either already in mass-production or at the edge to it. Battery-electric cars are increasing their market-share from month to month, fuel cells are tested in heavy-duty trucks and hydrogen is virtually jumping over the fence of chemical plants and oil refineries into new markets and application. Now, the successful industrialization of batteries and fuel-cells and the supply of electricity and hydrogen will determine if we can reach our future goals. To get things right from start, new sustainable concepts in sourcing of raw materials as well as closed-loop recycling must be included.

The Ulm ElectroChemical Talks (UECT) 2021 will cover future energy technologies with a focus on their industrialization. High-level speakers present where industry and academia currently stand and what is essential for success. The poster session offers space for scientific contributions. UECT always has been a platform for intense, open and honest exchange. It would be great to continue this tradition with all of you this year.

Let us use these days of UECT to be proud on what was achieved over the last decades and to defi ne the needs for the next years to enable a better world based on green energy technologies.

Welcome again to all of you. On behalf of the organizing committee,

I wish you enjoyable days at the 17th UECT,

Prof. Dr. Markus Hölzle