Special Issue "Selected Papers from ICEER 2017: 2017 the 4th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2017).
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
Interests: biodiesel; bioethanol; biorefinery; energy storage systems; microalgae biorefineries; sustainable energy systems; waste valorization; wastewater treatment; waste-to-energy
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
Interests: energy quality; energy and buildings; energy and environmental indicators; renewable energy systems; sustainable energy systems; engineering education
Nations’ development has been based on energy consumption, and developing countries aim to reach a state of development that demands massive amounts of energy. Fossil-derived energy is becoming scarce in order to fulfil these needs, and the associated emissions and impacts on the environment are driving scientists and decision makers towards the development of renewable energy systems, as well as of more efficient energy systems. This paradigm calls for a new class of energy, and environment professionals, who are able to relate their own particular expertise with all the other areas involved, and understand the impacts of such systems, are thus able to plan truly sustainable energy systems. Problems, such as the storage of surplus renewable energy produced for later use, or its immediate distribution to where it is needed by using smart grids, the mobility and transportation in modern mega cities, or even the construction of zero net energy buildings (ZEB), demand the intensive use of life cycle assessment tools and the work in multidisciplinary teams.
Now is the time to explore emerging technologies and concepts in a collaborative way, bringing together engineers, researchers, and professionals from different areas. In fact, we can perceive that new and tighter targets towards sustainable development have been set by several countries, such as the Paris Agreement in December 2015. However, how to reach them is a sensitive matter for each country.
This Special Issue, therefore, aims to contribute to the Sustainable Energy agenda through advanced scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge, combined to improve energy security and performance. We therefore invite papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, analytical, as well as assessment, from different disciplines, which are relevant to sustainable energy systems.
Dr. Nídia Caetano
Dr. Carlos Felgueiras
Dr. Zita Vale
Dr. Moustafa Eissa
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- energy efficiency
- energy quality
- energy storage
- life cycle assessment
- renewable energy
- zero energy buildings