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Special Issue "Energy Transition and Hydrogen: Challenges and Opportunities"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 6890
Special Issue Editors
Interests: sustainable warehousing and distribution; sustainable production planning; energy efficiency; energy systems optimization
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: cleaner production and logistics; smart multienergy systems and circular economy
Special Issue Information
Aiming to be climate neutral by 2050, the European Union has fixed the ambitious goals of achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions of 56% in industry and 35% in transports, as well as a 30% increase in renewable energy penetration. This climate-neutral strategy toward a sustainable future requires investments in innovative, integrated, and more energy-efficient systems.
Hydrogen can represent a key factor for the underlining transition toward clean technologies for more sustainable production and consumption. The ability of hydrogen to link different energy sectors and energy transportation and distribution networks can increase the operational flexibility of future low-carbon energy systems. Moreover, hydrogen as material can be used in industrial processes to enhance their sustainability, as in the steel industry, where hydrogen metallurgy, which adopts hydrogen as the reduction agent instead of carbon to reduce the iron oxides, has been receiving growing attention.
Such a challenge at an international level requires the development of new paradigms, technological solutions, and novel utilizations which, departing from hydrogen as common and enabling factor, can guide the evolution of supply chains toward sustainability and resilience.
This multidisciplinary Special Issue welcomes original articles on hydrogen from a variety of research fields, covering the whole supply chain, from production to utilization, embracing technological, economic, and social dimensions.
- Hydrogen production
- Hydrogen storage (natural, industrial facilities)
- Hydrogen distribution
- Hydrogen-based mobility
- Hydrogen utilization (e.g., hydrogen metallurgy)
- Hydrogen-based pilot projects
- Optimization models and decision support systems for hydrogen exploitation
- Local planning and policies for hydrogen-based development
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Antonella Meneghetti
Dr. Patrizia Simeoni
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 2200 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.
- energy transition
- sustainable production
- sustainable mobility
- local planning