Special Issue "Cutting-Edge Technologies for Renewable Energy Production and Storage"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Matteo Prussi

European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Directorate C - Energy, Transport and Climate, Energy Efficiency and Renewables - Unit C.2, JRC-ISPRA, Via E. Fermi 2749, TP 023 I- 27027 Ispra (VA), Italy
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Interests: Energy conversion technologies; System analysis (climate change); Net energy efficiency of bioenergy systems; Life Cycle Assessment; Bioenergy and biofuels; Assessment of sustainability; Socio-economic impacts of energy systems; Transport policies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to introduce this Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences on “Cutting-Edge Technologies for Renewable Energy Production and Storage”.

The world is trying to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by fostering renewable energy production. The technologies for electricity production from wind and sun are well-established and are now trying to address issues of grid connection and storage due to their fluctuating nature. Energy storage is a key topic for the further deployment of renewable energy production, and, therefore, a large research effort is being made to find innovative solutions. Besides battery and other types of electrical storage, electrofuels and bio-electricity may offer suitable alternatives in some specific scenarios. E-fuels are currently being studied for their potential to supply sectors which are strongly dependent on liquid fuels, such as aviation. At the present stage of their development, technical and costs issues are burdens for their application to large-scale infrastructures. In spite of these present challenges, the further development of cutting-edge technologies is one of the pillars for directing the world on the path of a low-carbon future.

This Special Issue is looking for contributions on the following topics: cutting-edge energy conversion technologies and energy storage, technologies integration, e-fuels, pilot and large-scale applications.

MDPI and the editors of Applied Sciences are delighted to have the privilege of publishing this Special Issue. We wish to thank all the authors that will consider contributing to this Special Issue

Dr. Matteo Prussi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Energy conversion
  • Energy storage
  • Technologies integration
  • E-fuel
  • Renewable energies
  • Pilot plants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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