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Special Issue "Sustainable Energy Blockchain & Cryptocurrency"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 211

Special Issue Editors

Combustion and Sustainable Energy Laboratory (ComSEL), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arkansas Tech University, 1811 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR 72801, USA
Interests: renewable energy; energy conversion; sustainability; emissions and environmental issue; biomass
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Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kuala Lumpur 54100, Malaysia
Interests: energy and bioenergy; renewable and sustainable energy; environmental engineering; agro-industrial waste; waste and municipal solid waste; water and waste water treatment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Proposal for a Special Issue entitled “Sustainable Energy Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Our potential Guest Editors, including Dr.Seyed Ehsan Hosseini (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arkansas Tech University, University, 1811 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR 72801, USA) and Dr. Hesam Kamyab (Department Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), would like to propose a Special Issue entitled “Sustainable Energy Blockchain & Cryptocurrency” in your esteemed journal.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the recent findings in current progress and practices in aligning Energy and Cryptocurrency, the Blockchain, and Smart Cities. Detailed information about this potential Special Issue, including its scope, tentative submission schedule, and proposed editorial team, is given in the following sections.

  1. Overview of Special Issue:

Cryptocurrency technology has come a long way from its obscure origins. While cryptocurrencies were dismissed as a gadget for speculators and criminals by the mainstream financial world, significant progress has been made in this technology, and cryptocurrency has proven itself a legitimate and world-changing financial tool. Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Binance (BNB), and Cardano (ADA) have experienced massive growth in users and price; however, there are still doubts about the outcomes of wide adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Particularly, huge concerns about the electrical power consumption in the cryptocurrency mining process has raised skepticism among environmentalists about its carbon emissions. It is claimed that the annual bitcoin network uses as much energy as the country of Argentina, and the Ethereum network demands as much electrical power as the entire nation of Qatar. Nevertheless, it is believed that cryptocurrency has considerable advantages over centralized currencies because it does not rely on any trusted intermediary or single point of failure.

The mission of this Special Issue is to orient the new digital world towards sustainability and environmentally friendly concepts.

This Special Issue is a platform for sophisticated professors, researchers, engineers, and managers from the academic world to demonstrate their constructive activities and discuss “how to make a clean and environmentally friendly digital world?”

In light of the above, we believe that this Special Issue will be a perfect outlet for research findings on technical, economic, and legal drivers that sustainable energy should consider for the transition to the digital world.

The scope of this Special Issue covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Energy and Cryptocurrency:

  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Sources;
  • Clean Mining Technology;
  • Sustainability in Cryptocurrency;
  • Green Electricity;
  • Solar Energy;
  • Hydropower;
  • Wind Power;
  • Geothermal Power;
  • Tidal Power;
  • Biomass and Biogas;
  • Fuel Cell;
  • Climate Change and Environmental Issues.

Smart City:

  • Smart City and Infrastructural Development;
  • New technologies for Smart Environment;
  • Renewable Energy and Smart Grids;
  • Policy Development in Smart Communities;
  • Mobile Crowdsourcing for Smart Cities;
  • Socio-technical Challenges in the Implementation of Smart Communities;
  • Smart Cities and Socio-economic Development.

Expected number of papers: 15–20 papers, including 3–5 invited review articles. Recognized authors in this research field around the world will be invited to ensure the international impact and high quality of this Special Issue.

Dr. Seyed Ehsan Hosseini
Dr. Hesam Kamyab
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2200 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.

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