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Special Issue "Materials for Clean Processes in Energy"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim

Institut de Sciences des Matériaux de Mulhouse, 3 rue Alfred Werner, 68093, Mulhouse Cedex, France
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Interests: pyrolysis; gasification and combustion of different biomasses, including agriculture residues and agro-industrial byproducts; thermal degradation mechanisms and kinetics; gas emissions analysis
Guest Editor
Dr. Simona Bennici

Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse, IS2M - CNRS UMR 7361 - UHA, 3 rue Alfred Werner, 68093, Mulhouse Cedex, France
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Interests: catalysis; thermal analysis; thermochemical heat storage; biosourced Products valorisation; depollution; clean processes

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

There is an overwhelming compulsion in the development of new materials aiming to diminish the environmental footprint of processes in the energy field and to adapt their properties to target applications. Generally, materials developed for specific applications are reconverted for other uses and slightly modified to reach higher performances. A different approach is to create new and target materials for a definite application by varying the synthesis and activation conditions and methodology during preparation. This way, numerous new materials have recently been developed for specific applications in the field of energy. Thanks to the advances in material science, several energy storage and production processes have been transformed/reconverted into clean processes (biofuel industry, fatal energy recovery, renewable energy storage, etc.).

The topic of this Special Issue is the implementation of new materials in clean processes in the energy field:

  • Biosourced material for energy recovery (biofuel, chars, etc.);
  • Materials and composites for energy storage (PCM, salt hydrate, zeolites, etc.);
  • Materials and catalytic materials for energy related processes (biofuels production and purification, biogas purification, etc.).

Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim
Dr. Simona Bennici
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.


  • Biofuels
  • Biomass precursors for electrochemical electrodes
  • Biosorbents for energy accumulators
  • Synthetic graphite for fuel cell and batteries
  • Activation
  • Catalysis
  • Chars
  • Purification of biogas and biofuel.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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