Special Issue "Opportunities and Challenges of Hydrogen Technologies for Sustainable Mobility and a Cleaner Planet"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: energy; sustainable energy; solar energy; hydrogen technologies
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Interests: sustainable transport; green logistics; electric vehicles
Hydrogen is an indispensable energy source for the transition to a low carbon society. The carbonisation of the transport sector is key to limiting the global rise in atmospheric temperatures by two degrees to 2050. Today, the transport sector is completely dependent on fossil fuels and releases more than 20 percent of all carbon dioxide into the air. In addition, it is certain that this proportion will continue to grow in the coming years. According to forecasts, it will rise to about 35 percent by 2050, leading to a four-degree increase in temperature, unless of course we take action. The scenario is that by 2050, the atmosphere will only warm up by two degrees, requiring a 40 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over the same period. Average emissions per kilometre need to be reduced by more than 70 percent, despite increases in carbon intensive road freight and air transport. If we only rely on one technology to achieve carbon decarbonisation, not only can we not achieve the desired reduction in emissions, but we also run the risk that we will not be in that sole technology - or the speed of its production and supply lines - achieved the progress we expected.
Special issue is looking for research work, either practical or theoretical, original, previously unpublished findings in the field of hydrogen technologies for a cleaner planet, their opportunities and challenges for sustainable mobility, their technical, environmental, economic and social perspectives, power to gas application and hydrogen related infrastructure development. Review papers are also welcome if they give a thorough review in a particular field with a gap.
Prof. Tariq Muneer
Prof. Dr. Matjaž Knez
Manuscript Submission Information
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