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Special Issue "Direct Methanol Fuel Cells 2019"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D1: Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2019) | Viewed by 494

Special Issue Editors

Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l'Energia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 98126 Messina, Italy
Interests: materials for energy, electrochemistry, systems, fuel cells, electrolysis, photo-electrochemical cells, batteries, physico-chemical characterisation
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CNR-ITAE Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “N. Giordano”, Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, 98126 Messina, Italy
Interests: polymer electrolyte fuel cells; direct alcohol fuel cells; water electrolysis; metal–air batteries; dye-sensitized solar cells; photo-electrolysis; carbon dioxide electro-reduction
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CNR—ITAE, Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano”, Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse n. 5, 98126 S. Lucia-Messina, Italy
Interests: polymers, membranes, nano carbon materials, metal oxides and hybrid materials, fuel cells, supercapacitors, electrochemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue “Direct Methanol Fuel Cells” regards advances in electrocatalysts and membrane development, processing, characterization, stack, and system testing for direct alcohol fuel cells, in particular direct methanol fuel cells. A large-scale diffusion of efficient and sustainable energy conversion technologies is strongly required to mitigate environmental issues. Direct alcohol fuel cells represent an appropriate approach to contribute to addressing these issues; methanol can become an important energy carrier in the future energy system. These technologies comply with the requirement of a low carbon economy by 2050, where both alternative fuels and a highly efficiency distributed power generation using fuel cells can significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Original papers are solicited on all types of direct alcohol fuel cells including low- and high-temperature operating systems as well as alcohol fuel processing for fuel cell applications. Of particular interest are recent developments in advanced materials, processes, characterization, stack designs, and systems. Articles and reviews dealing with direct methanol (alcohol) fuel cells for different market applications, especially portable power systems; combined heat and power (CHP) production; consumer devices; and distributed energy systems are very welcome.

Dr. Antonino Salvatore Aricò
Dr. Vincenzo Baglio
Dr. Francesco Lufrano
Guest Editors

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  • direct methanol fuel cells
  • direct alcohol fuel cells
  • catalysts
  • proton-conducting and alkaline polymer electrolyte fuel cells
  • solid oxide fuel cells
  • combined heat and power
  • distributed power generation
  • transportation
  • portable power
  • reforming

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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