Topic Editors

Italian National Research Council (CNR), Department of Engineering, ICT and Technology for Energy and Transport (DIITET), Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies (ITAE), Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, 98126 Messina, Italy
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze Ed. 6, 90128 Palermo, Italy
CNR-ITAE Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “N. Giordano”, Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, 98126 Messina, Italy

Hydrogen Technologies vs. Battery Ones in the Green Energy Transition

Abstract submission deadline
20 September 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
20 November 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

The transition to an economy with an exponentially reduced environmental impact is now obligatory. In this context, two major technologies can enable the exploitation and full utilisation of renewable energy sources: one operates using hydrogen and the other via batteries. These are thus two seemingly contrasting but complementary technologies. This Topic aims to present scientific articles highlighting (the list is only partial) the pros and cons of both technologies, comparing them and showing their areas of use, the social and economic aspects of their application, as well as the technological and infrastructural challenges, fundamental/key research issues, regulations, test protocols and costs. In addition, state-of-the-art analyses/reviews are also welcome. In summary, we aim to provide an overview of the two technologies in order to enable the reader to form an opinion exclusively based on the results of scientific research.

Dr. Orazio Barbera
Prof. Dr. Monica Santamaria
Dr. Vincenzo Baglio
Topic Editors


  • fuel cell
  • batteries
  • hydrogen technologies
  • battery-based power systems
  • hydrogen-based power systems
  • hydrogen infrastructures
  • charging infrastructures
  • energy storage
  • green transition
  • socio-economic impact of green transition

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.2 5.5 2008 15.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit
3.9 5.8 2009 18.3 Days CHF 2400 Submit
4.0 5.4 2015 23.7 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Clean Technologies
3.8 4.5 2019 22.4 Days CHF 1600 Submit
- - 2020 15.7 Days CHF 1000 Submit

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