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Special Issue "Hydrogen Production and Utilization"

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. Dr. Muhammad Aziz

Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Interests: hydrogen production; hydrogen storage; ammonia; liquid organic hydrogen carrier; chemical looping; hydrogenation; dehydrogenation; Graz cycle; energy efficiency; system design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogen is a secondary energy source (energy carrier), which is believed very important in global energy systems. Although it is currently mainly produced from fossil fuels, including natural gas, coal, and oil, the increasing share of renewable energy, such as biomass, wind and PV, is also believed to increase the share of hydrogen utilization in our energy system. Therefore, effective, clean and efficient hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and utilization are urgently demanded.

This Special Issue focuses on both hydrogen production and utilization, including its storage and transportation. The following topics are welcomed, but the Special Issue is not limited to them.

  •  Hydrogen production and utilization system
  • Conversion processes, such as gasification, shift reaction, chemical looping, etc.
  • Liquid organic hydrogen carrier
  • Hydrogen to ammonia
  • Ammonia utilization, especially for energy harvesting
  • Metal hydrides
  • Hydrogen liquefaction
  • Hydrogenation and dehydrogenation
  • Hydrogen transportation
  • Efficient hydrogen-based power generation, such as Graz cycle, fuel cell, etc.
  • Catalyst for hydrogen production, storage and utilization.
  • Economic analysis on hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and utilization
  • Environmental assessment
  • Integrated system

Accordingly, this Special Issue is open for the following types of manuscripts covering the whole breadth of sustainable urban and rural development issues and concerns:

  • Original research articles;
  • review articles;
  • technical report;
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aziz
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.


  • hydrogen production
  • hydrogen storage
  • transportation
  • utilization
  • liquid organic hydrogen carrier
  • ammonia
  • metal hydride
  • hydrogen liquefaction
  • compression
  • catalyst
  • gasification
  • chemical looping
  • shift reaction
  • fuel cell
  • integrated system
  • hydrogenation
  • dehydrogenation
  • Graz cycle
  • economic analysis
  • environmental assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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