Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Energy Resource Potential of Gas Hydrates"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: gas hydrates, sustainable development, energy saving, renewables, energy storage, environmental impact
Interests: waste management; recycling; waste-to-energy; power-to-gas; circular economy; unconventional fossil fuels; gas hydrates; CO2 conversion
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
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
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 semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- gas hydrate
- natural gas
- production and reservoirs
- energy resource
- CO2 replacement
- Environmental impact
- Economic analysis