Membership Established with the National Taipei University of Technology, October 8, 2015 16:11

We are pleased to announce that the National Taipei University of Technology has joined MDPI's institutional membership program.

Primary authors from the National Taipei University of Technology will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg, October 2, 2015 14:29

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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Updated Impact Factor for Energies – 2.072, June 19, 2015 18:33


We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Energies. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Energies is 2.072. It has risen from 1.602 in the previous year (+29%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.436. Energies now ranks 43/88 (Q2) in the category ‘Energy & Fuels’.

Evolution of the Energies Impact Factor:

Evolution of citations to Energies:

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New Book Received: Catalytic Hydrogenation for Biomass Valorization. By Roberto Rinaldi, The Royal Society of Chemisrty, 2014; 310 Pages. Price £ 155.00, ISBN 978 1 84973 801 9, June 5, 2015 10:01

Catalytic Hydrogenation for Biomass ValorizationThe efficient conversion of biomass to value-added products has become a major research area in the pursuit of alternatives to petroleum-based feedstocks; hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis are important tools to achieving this aim. This book presents comprehensive coverage of the different catalysts for these reactions, targeting the efficient conversion of bio-based molecules and biopolymers. The editor, Roberto Rinaldi, is an acknowledged leader in the field of biomass conversion, and has brought together experts from across the globe to examine all aspects of the process, including the solvents, catalysts and feedstocks used in modern biorefineries. Consideration is also given to the fundamentals of running a plant, such as equipment and safety issues. As the biorefinery industry expands to meet the latest discoveries in biomass conversion, this book provides a thorough grounding in the subject and is an essential reference to researchers at the forefront of discovering new products, companies wishing to scale-up biomass conversion, and postgraduate students of sustainable chemistry and chemical engineering.!divbookcontent

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Energies Best Paper Award 2013, March 1, 2013 16:43

With the start of 2013, Energies is instituting an annual award to recognize outstanding papers related to scientific research, technology development, engineering, and the studies in policy and management that meet the aims, scope and high standards of this journal.

We are pleased to announce the “Energies Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were solicited from the Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2009 eligible for consideration.

Article Award:

1st prize

Christopher D. Elvidge, Daniel Ziskin, Kimberly E. Baugh, Benjamin T. Tuttle, Tilottama Ghosh, Dee W. Pack, Edward H. Erwin and Mikhail Zhizhin

A Fifteen Year Record of Global Natural Gas Flaring Derived from Satellite Data

2nd prize

Ugo Bardi and Alessandro Lavacchi

A Simple Interpretation of Hubbert’s Model of Resource Exploitation

Review Award:

1st prize

Dong Jin Ham and Jae Sung Lee

Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides as Electrode Materials for Low Temperature Fuel Cells

For more details, please refer to Best Paper Award Editorial by Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba (Editor-in-Chief, Energies).

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Energies Special Issue "Wind Turbines" closing up - 16 papers published, July 16, 2012 14:52

We are pleased to report that special issue "Wind Turbines" has been successfully closed. 16 papers have been published in this issue.

Professor Lance Manuel, one of the Guest Editors of this issue, says "The wide-ranging set of articles from authors all over the world reflects the growing importance of wind energy development and highlights notable research studies. The articles cover a comprehensive set of topics that deal with measurements, inflow characterization, array effects, design, reliability, control, and power for small and large wind turbines."

A new special issue on this topic is planned to be set up soon for the year 2013, aiming to further encourage scholars in this field to share their research results in a timely way.

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