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Special Issue "Challenges Towards Sustainable Energy"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carlos Felgueiras

Center for Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology (CIETI), and School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO), R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: energy quality; energy and buildings; energy and environmental indicators; renewable energy systems; sustainable energy systems; engineering education
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Zita A. Vale

Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development (GECAD), and School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO), R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: demand response; electric vehicles; electricity markets; power and energy systems; renewables; smart grids
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Coriolano Salvini

Department of Engineering, Università Degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Latium, Italy
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Interests: renewable energy technologies; engineering thermodynamics; thermal engineering; power generation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luís Tarelho

University of Aveiro, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Thermochemical conversion, Biochar production, Fluidised bed reactors engineering, Solid waste treatment technologies, Circular Economy, Energy and sustainable development
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marta Ferreira Dias

Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP), and University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: : energy policy and regulation; energy economics; energy markets; energy demand and supply; consumer behavior
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nelson Martins

Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: energy efficiency; energy in buildings; energy storage; sustainable energy systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nídia Caetano

School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO), R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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: biodiesel; bioethanol; biorefinery; energy storage systems; microalgae biorefineries; sustainable energy systems; waste valorization; wastewater treatment; waste-to-energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy has assumed such an important role that it is increasingly seen as a vital civilization issue. Indeed, the existence of humanity does not seem to be possible while dependent only on natural forms of energy. The production and use of energy in a sustainable way is still a mirage, regardless of the evident research efforts and political objectives. The undeniable reality is that much of the energy currently used around the world is still based on fossil resources (oil and coal), although renewable energy has increased significantly. The use of renewable energy at an increasingly large scale presents huge challenges. This is a complex multidisciplinary problem that encloses the paradigm of energy generation. Challenges include a chain of social stakeholders ranging from the teaching/learning partners to integrated solution providers. In this new scenario, it is necessary to ensure the reliability and efficiency required at various levels of scalability. Energy storage systems and active demand side participation are increasingly needed; with efficient use of available energy, demand flexibility must be intelligently used to compensate for the intermittency of renewable energy sources, such as wind and sun. In this chain context, the circular economy vision is increasingly important because it is a model that is close to the functioning of nature. Therefore, this Special Edition aims to contribute to the "Challenges Towards Sustainable Energy" agenda through scientific development to improve the global and multidisciplinary performance of modern energy systems.

We invite authors to submit articles on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, analyses, and evaluations from different disciplines that are relevant to the existing challenges related to sustainable energy. These include smart grids, renewable energy, energy storage systems and materials, life cycle analysis of energy (systems), zero-energy buildings, energy efficiency, (novel) electric and hybrid vehicles, financial and economic analysis, intelligent systems, energy and big data, energy policy, novel energy sources, and renewable-based generation, among others.

Prof. Dr. Carlos Felgueiras
Prof. Dr. Zita A. Vale
Prof. Dr. Coriolano Salvini
Prof. Dr. Luis Tarelho
Prof. Dr. Marta Ferreira Dias
Prof. Dr. Nelson Martins
Prof. Dr. Nídia Caetano
Guest Editors

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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
  • Renewable based mobility
  • Smart grids and energy systems
  • Thermal energy storage

Published Papers

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