Special Issue "Energy Resource Potential of Gas Hydrates"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Federico Rossi
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Guest Editor
Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: gas hydrates, sustainable development, energy saving, renewables, energy storage, environmental impact
Dr. Beatrice Castellani
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Guest Editor
University of Perugia, Department of Engineering, CIRIAF, Via G. Duranti 67, Perugia, Italy
Interests: waste management; recycling; waste-to-energy; power-to-gas; circular economy; unconventional fossil fuels; gas hydrates; CO2 conversion
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Dear Colleagues,

Natural gas hydrates mostly located on the sea bed constitute the largest reservoir of natural gas on the planet and represent an important solution for the transition from the actual energy scenario to a renewable one.

Methane, contained in hydrates’ crystalline structure, can be replaced by carbon dioxide, so that the obtained fuel is neutral in terms of climate-changing emissions and therefore equivalent to renewable energy sources.

Authors are invited to submit papers in the field of gas hydrates as an energy resource by focusing on the following topics:

  • Chemical and physical aspects for a deeper comprehension of the kinetics and thermodynamics of methane delivery and CO2 hydrate formation and stability
  • Geological aspects, in particular the mechanical properties of CO2 and CH4 hydrate sediments as well as the mechanical properties of gas hydrates during the CH4–CO2 exchange process; prospection and detection aspects.
  • Engineering aspects related to: natural gas extraction, CO2 injection and replacement process, drilling problems.
  • Environmental sustainability evaluations.
  • Economic and political aspects of gas hydrate exploitation; effects on energy scenarios and markets.

Thank you very much!

Dr. Federico Rossi
Dr. Beatrice Castellani
Guest Editors

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  • gas hydrate
  • natural gas
  • methane
  • production and reservoirs
  • sustainability
  • energy resource
  • CO2 replacement
  • Environmental impact
  • Economic analysis

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Innovative System for Heat Recovery and Combustion Gas Cleaning
Energies 2019, 12(22), 4255; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12224255 - 08 Nov 2019
The Polish as well as the global energy economy, including in particular heat generation, is to a great extent based on facilities for the combustion of liquid and gaseous fuels. Globally, a considerable part, and in Poland a vast majority of these facilities [...] Read more.
The Polish as well as the global energy economy, including in particular heat generation, is to a great extent based on facilities for the combustion of liquid and gaseous fuels. Globally, a considerable part, and in Poland a vast majority of these facilities are much worn out, and, consequently, they work with low efficiency producing considerable amounts of pollutants, which have a very negative impact on the environment. Therefore, it is of crucial importance to develop innovative solutions that enhance the efficiency of fuel combustion and at the same time reduce emission of pollutants. The paper presents a solution which renders it possible to increase the efficiency of fuel conversion by heating up substrates of combustion processes, heat recovery from combustion gases as a result of their cooling and water vapor condensation and which contributes to a reduction of pollution. The solution brings about significant fuel consumption savings and thus a considerable enhancement of economic and ecological efficiency of heat sources is achieved. The solution is specially dedicated to heat sources of low and medium power. The technology developed and described herein will also allow an elimination of environmental burdens caused by inefficient heat sources already in operation. Full article
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