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Advanced Manufacturing of Fuel Cells and Fuel-Cell Components: 2nd Edition

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D2: Electrochem: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Capacitors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 135

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Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi dell'Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via G. Amendola 2, 42122 Reggio Emilia, Italy
Interests: atomization and sprays; spray cooling; fire suppression; fuel cells; additive layer manufacturing; laser-based techniques; infrared thermography; thermometry
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Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: ceramic materials; rheology; material characterization; ceramic engineering; thin films and nanotechnology; nanomaterials; nanocomposites; nanostructured materials
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Dear Colleagues,

As the world is transitioning to more sustainable energy sources, hydrogen serves as one of the leading energy vectors. Its use in fuel cells to obtain heat and power is becoming increasingly popular, both for stationary and for mobile applications; quite remarkably, even fuel-cell types fed by other fuels (e.g., direct methanol fuel cells) are considered very promising and substantial research efforts have been spent on them. However, the growing demand from industry requires that fuel-cell manufacturing be upgraded from small-batch (sometimes lab-scale) to mass production, in parallel with increasing product quality and reducing the consumption of critical raw materials. Therefore, research on innovative and advanced fabrication and production strategies is of paramount importance; this Special Issue specifically aims to serve as a collection of the most recent contributions in the field.

The following topics are of significant interest, but manuscripts addressing other relevant topics are also welcome:

  • Additive manufacturing techniques applied to fuel cells;
  • Fabrication of the entire membrane electrode assembly;
  • Deposition of the catalyst layers and membrane manufacturing process;
  • Manufacturing of bipolar plates and gas diffusion layers;
  • Production of fuel-cell gaskets;
  • Fuel-cell stack assembly lines;
  • Techno-economic assessment of the whole industrial process or part(s) of it;
  • Automation.

Prof. Dr. Paolo E. Santangelo
Prof. Dr. Marcello Romagnoli
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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 2600 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.


  • fabrication process
  • coating
  • printing
  • electrochemical performance
  • advanced methods
  • techno-economic analysis

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