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Cleaner Fuels in Future Energy Systems

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 951

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Process and Energy, Delft University of Technology, Delft 2628 CB, The Netherlands
Interests: Hydrogen embrittlement; Renewable energy; Combustion; Spray; Engine; Particulate Matters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The transition to a net zero energy system requires both an urgent challenge and an opportunity to encourage society to tackle climate change while meeting the world’s energy needs. Cleaner/alternative fuels, such as biomass, biofuel and hydrogen, play a key role in future energy systems benefiting the environment, economy and society, for a better and sustainable future. The utilisation of renewable energy sources has been demonstrated as the most promising method to produce clean fuels, providing services including power generation, heating and cooling. It is unquestionable that new technologies and innovative integrated energy systems will be required, to develop a future fuel economy and achieve the decarbonisation of energy systems.

The Special Issue aims to collect original research or review papers focusing on the technological challenges and new solutions on the research topic of cleaner/alternative fuels in future energy systems. The following topics are particularly welcome, but not limited to the interest of this Special Issue Collection for Sustainability.

  • Biomass and biofuels, including production, utilization, and life-cycle assessment, etc.
  • Synthetic fuels production and utilisation.
  • Fuels as energy carriers for renewable energy systems.
  • Production and application of ammonia in various engine systems and power generation systems.
  • Hydrogen for gas turbines, internal combustion engines, fuel cells and any other engine systems or power generation systems, as well as hydrogen storage, transport, and embrittlement.
  • Fuels blending with additives, such as alcohols, nanoparticles and some other materials, for pollution reduction or efficiency improvement.

Dr. Yiji Lu
Dr. Zhichao Zhang
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. 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.


  • Biomass
  • Biofuel
  • Cleaner/alternative fuels
  • Hydrogen
  • Ammonia
  • Natural gas
  • Fuel cells
  • Internal combustion engine
  • Gas/steam turbines
  • Decarbonisation in energy system
  • Renewable energy systems

Published Papers

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