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Empowering Safe and Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Systems: Challenges, Innovations, and Emerging Frontiers

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2025 | Viewed by 156

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School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Interests: hydrogen energy; renewables; safety; sustainability; infrastructure; technology; research; decarbonization; transportation; fuel cells; policy; socio-economics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The proposed Special Issue explores the area of diverse, safe, and sustainable hydrogen energy systems. As the world transitions towards renewable energy sources to mitigate climate change and foster energy security, hydrogen emerges as a promising vector. However, achieving its full potential necessitates addressing various challenges encompassing safety, sustainability, infrastructure development, and technological advancements. This Special Issue endeavours to gather cutting-edge research, insightful perspectives, and innovative solutions from diverse stakeholders to advance our understanding and accelerate the deployment of hydrogen energy systems globally.

Hydrogen, predicted as the future fuel, holds immense promise in decarbonizing industries, transportation, and power generation. However, unlocking its potential requires addressing critical issues surrounding safety and sustainability. As Guest Editors of this Special Issue, we are thrilled to invite researchers, engineers, policymakers, and industry experts to contribute their expertise towards elucidating the challenges and opportunities in enabling safe and sustainable hydrogen energy. Through this collaborative effort, we aim to foster knowledge exchange, spur innovation, and pave the way for a hydrogen-powered sustainable future.

Potential topics related to hydrogen include the following:

  1. Advanced hydrogen production technologies (e.g., electrolysis, reforming, biomass conversion);
  2. Hydrogen storage materials and techniques (e.g., solid-state storage, chemical storage);
  3. Hydrogen transportation and distribution infrastructure;
  4. Safety standards and risk assessment in hydrogen handling and storage;
  5. Hydrogen fuel cells: efficiency, durability, and cost reduction strategies;
  6. Life cycle assessment of hydrogen production and utilization systems;
  7. Hybrid energy systems: integration of hydrogen with renewable energy sources;
  8. Hydrogen applications in industry and power generation;
  9. Policy frameworks and regulatory mechanisms to promote hydrogen adoption;
  10. Socio-economic impacts and public acceptance of hydrogen technologies.

Dr. Mohammad Yazdi
Guest Editor

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. Sustainability 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 2400 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.


  • hydrogen energy
  • renewable energy
  • safety
  • sustainability infrastructure
  • technological innovations
  • decarbonization
  • energy security
  • policy frameworks
  • integration

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