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Special Issue "Clean Coal Technologies"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Adam Smoliński

Central Mining Institute, Poland
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Interests: energy technologies; coal and biomass gasification/co-gasification; combustion/co-combustion; cogeneration; renewable energy; hydrogen technologies; sustainable energy systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coal will remain a major energy resource due to its abundance, wide geographic distribution and price competitiveness according to the forecasts of energy use structure by 2050. The efforts of the world research community involved in clean coal technology development are aimed at the mitigation of the negative environmental impacts of coal extraction, transport and processing, and, in particular, of coal-based energy generation. The latter ones focus to a considerable extent on the development of integrated hydrogen and power generation technologies, based on coal gasification processes, as well as carbon dioxide capture and utilization methods, all contributing to the limitation of anthropogenic factors of worldwide climate change. This Special Issue is, therefore, devoted to the current challenges, and the latest developments; modeling, experimental findings and industrial implementations in all relevant disciplinary areas related to the thermochemical conversion of coal (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, liquefaction) to various products (heat, power, hydrogen, substitute natural gas, methanol, liquid fuels, etc.), co-processing of coal with renewable resources and waste, improvements and optimization of energy systems, carbon capture and utilization technologies, mitigation of contaminants emission from energy systems, as well as hydrogen production, storage and utilization as a new, clean, and environmentally-friendly energy carrier.

Prof. Dr. Adam Smoliński
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • clean coal technologies
  • combustion
  • gasification
  • pyrolysis
  • co-gasification
  • polygeneration
  • liquefaction
  • hydrogen
  • underground coal gasification
  • environmental aspects
  • heat
  • power
  • hydrogen
  • substitute natural gas
  • methanol
  • liquid fuels
  • carbon capture and utilization

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This special issue is now open for submission.
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