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Special Issue "Solar Thermochemical Production of Material Commodities"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B1: Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2022) | Viewed by 531

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Diego Martinez Plaza
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Guest Editor
Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain
Interests: solar energy; concentrating solar thermal technology; thermochemical cycles; industrial applications of high temperature solar energy
Dr. Alfonso Vidal
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Guest Editor
Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain
Interests: solar energy; solar collector; solar thermal technology; thermochemical cycles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The energy economy based on fossil resources is no longer tenable, mainly for environmental reasons but also due to the lack of reserves in the medium to long term.

Looking into renewable energy technologies, concentrated solar radiation is one of the available options which offer a greatest potential, particularly regarding high-temperature industrial applications.

Though electricity generation is the most known application of this technology, solar thermochemical processes pose promising prospects in the midterm because they avoid or substantially reduce costs for CO2 mitigation and pollution abatement.

The products are solar fuels and material commodities for delivering clean and sustainable energy services.

We are pleased to invite you to submit high-quality unpublished contributions on recent advances in applications of concentrated solar radiation to high-temperature industrial processes with a strong potential to contribute to the decarbonization of the world’s economy.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Solar thermal production of commodities; i.e., cement, lime, steel, pure metals, bulk chemicals, etc.;
  • Thermochemical production of hydrogen and other solar fuels;
  • Solar processing of materials at high temperature.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Diego Martinez Plaza
Dr. Alfonso Vidal
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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Published Papers

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