Special Issue "Recent Advances in Geothermal Energy Exploration"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Angelo Algieri
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Interests: Geothermal Energy; Innovative Energy Systems; Renewable Energies; Organic Rankine Cycle; Internal Combustion Engines; Polygeneration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Guest Editor is glad to invite authors to participate to the Special Issue of Applied Sciences “Recent Advances in Geothermal Energy Exploitation”.

The development and exploitation of renewable sources are today considered fundamental keys towards providing the energy supply security, environmental protection, and affordability. In this context, geothermal energy represents a very interesting option owing its programmable characteristic and possible integration with intermittent renewable sources and innovative energy systems. Nevertheless, the actual contribution to worldwide cooling, heating, and power generation is relatively small.

This Special Issue aims at providing a forum for information and discussion on recent advances in the area of the geothermal energy exploitation and promoting an efficient development and faster spreading of the geothermal source. Articles presenting original results and case studies are particularly encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative and traditional geothermal energy systems;
  • Hybrid energy systems;
  • Cogeneration and polygeneration;
  • Distributed and small-scale generation;
  • Heating and cooling applications;
  • Assessment of geothermal sources and shallow geothermal potential;
  • Exploration of geothermal fields and reservoir characterisation;
  • Numerical and experimental investigations on geothermal sources exploitation;
  • Assessment of environmental impacts;
  • Review and economic studies on geothermal energy systems;
  • Case studies and best practices;
  • Policy development.

Prof. Angelo Algieri
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • geothermal energy exploitation
  • geothermal sources assessment
  • innovative energy systems
  • cogeneration
  • polygeneration
  • efficiency
  • environmental impact
  • energy supply security
  • thermo-economic analysis
  • policy development

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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