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Special Issue "Energy Storage: from Chemicals to Materials and More"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Nídia Caetano

Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy (LEPABE), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), R. Dr. Roberto Frias S/N, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: biodiesel; bioethanol; biorefinery; energy storage systems; microalgae biorefineries; sustainable energy systems; waste valorization; wastewater treatment; waste-to-energy
Guest Editor
Dr. Danny Sutanto

School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications, The University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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Interests: distributed generation; energy storage; smart grids
Guest Editor
Dr. António A. Martins

Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy (LEPABE), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), R. Dr. Roberto Frias S/N, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: sustentability; sustainable energy systems; biofuels; microalgae; energy storage systems; energy carriers
Guest Editor
Dr. Hooman Farzaneh

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-1, Kasuga-Koen, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka, 816-8580, Japan
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Interests: energy systems modeling; co-benefits assessment of climate change mitigation strategies; energy management in buildings and industries; energy systems integration; development of low carbon society scenarios
Guest Editor
Dr. Meisam Tabatabaei

Biofuel Research Team (BRTeam) / Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII), AREEO, Karaj, Iran
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Interests: biofuels; climate change; sustainability; nanosystems
Guest Editor
Dr. Carlos Felgueiras

Center for Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology (CIETI),Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO), Porto, Portugal
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Interests: energy quality; energy and buildings; energy and environmental indicators; renewable energy systems; sustainable energy systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The world we know has changed and developed exponentially in the past century. Central to development is the increasing use of energy, mostly generated using fossil resources such as oil, coal, and natural gas. The current situation results in significant impacts, not only environmental (in particular climate change, which has started to show its devastative effects all over the World) but also economic and social, as energy utilization is transversal to all human activities. Many governments and international organizations have recognized the need to tackle these issues, resulting in the definition and/or implementation of various strategies to minimize the impacts of energy generation, for example, by promoting energy efficiency or by supporting the production and utilization of renewable energy. Concerning the later, the United Nations has recognized this fact in goal 7 of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which stress the need to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy, relevant to other SDG goals such as 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and 13 (Climate Action). Thus, nations have committed themselves to improve their energy performance in various arenas including through the efficient use of energy resources and by using more sustainable sources of energy, of which renewable energy carriers are believed to be an indispensable part of the solution. However, the intermittency of many of these renewable energy resources makes them unreliable and introduces significant economic and security issues. Energy storage is currently seen as one of the best ways of minimizing those effects, further highlighting the significance of the energy storage topic. The current discussion in this domain mainly revolves around ways to store surplus energy in a safe and efficient way, so that it can be used whenever and wherever it is needed.

Therefore, this Special Issue of Energies aims to contribute to the energy storage agenda through a combination of multi-disciplinary and state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, to improve energy availability, security, and the performance and competitiveness of current or future renewable energy generation systems.

We invite authors of papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, and strategic and policy discussions, as well as assessments from different disciplines that are relevant to energy storage. Some examples are topics such as the development, analysis, and implementation of novel batteries; phase-change materials and their applications; energy-systems integration; life-cycle analysis of energy-storage systems; the integration of energy-storage systems in sustainable buildings; pumped-hydro energy storage; energy storage and electrical vehicles; fuel cells; hydrogen and methane as energy carriers; power-to-gas or other forms of energy storage in chemical compounds; information management; financial and economic analysis of energy storage systems; smart grids and energy systems; and energy policy; among others.

Dr. Nídia Caetano
Dr. Danny Sutanto
Dr. António A. Martins
Dr. Hooman Farzaneh
Dr. Meisam Tabatabaei
Dr. Carlos Felgueiras
Guest Editors

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. Energies 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 1600 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.

Keywords

  • battery design and project 
  • biofuels as liquid carriers of energy 
  • distributed generation 
  • energy policy 
  • energy storage and transportation 
  • energy storage integration in renewable energy systems 
  • energy storage systems 
  • energy systems integration 
  • fuel cells 
  • hydrogen or methane as energy carriers 
  • information management 
  • information management, financial and economic analysis of energy storage systems 
  • integration of storage energy storage systems in sustainable buildings 
  • life cycle analysis of energy storage systems 
  • novel batteries 
  • novel energy sources 
  • optimization 
  • phase change materials 
  • pumped-hydro energy storage
  • PV and energy storage systems 
  • smart grids and energy systems 
  • thermal energy storage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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