Increasing energy crisis across the globe requires immediate solutions. Two-dimensional
(2D) materials are of great significance because of their application in energy storage and conversion
devices but the production process significantly impacts the environment thereby posing a severe
problem in the field of pollution control. The green synthesis method provides an eminent way of
reduction in pollutants. This article reviews the importance of green synthesis in the energy application
sector. The focus of 2D materials like graphene, MoS2, VS2 in energy storage and conversion
devices is emphasized based on supporting recent reports. The emerging Li-ion batteries are widely
reviewed along with their promising alternatives like Zn, Na, Mg batteries and are featured in detail.
The impact of green methods in the energy application field is outlined. Moreover, future outlook in
the energy sector is envisioned by proposing an increase in 2D elemental materials research.
Keywords: Green synthesis, 2D materials, graphene, TMDs, energy storage, batteries, supercapacitors.
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