Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes original research and review articles and also publishes Survey, Comments, Perspectives, Reviews, News & Views, Tutorial and Discussion Papers from experts in these fields to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends. 

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 4.3 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2020
Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019

Special Issue

Hydrogen Energy: Sustainable Production, Storage and Utilisation

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Alfonso Chinnici, PhD

Senior Research Fellow and Research Manager, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

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Research Interests: renewable energy, solar thermal energy, combustion, CFD, hybrid systems, reactor development, chemical reactors, heat & mass transfer, aerodynamic, multi-phase flows, renewable fuels, laser diagnostics

About This Topic

Innovation in clean energy technology is essential to enable a transition to a low-carbon, renewable-energy economy. Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier and can play several roles in the energy transformation, including power generation, transport, industrial energy, building heat/power, and as a clean industry feedstock to produce cleaner chemicals. Hydrogen adaptation requires technologies that are both efficient and can achieve the same economies of scale that have been achieved in established processes. As the costs of renewable electricity continue to fall, uptake of CO2-free hydrogen from electrolysis is expected to increase, although scaling up infrastructure deployment are still required to bring hydrogen costs down further. On the other hand, new emerging technologies for hydrogen production, storage and utilisation are also being proposed, which could progressively expand cost-competitiveness of hydrogen markets.
Momentum is building around hydrogen, with many future socio-economic scenarios placing hydrogen as a mainstream energy source. In this perspective, this special issue aims to report the latest technological advancements in the production, storage and utilisation of blue and green hydrogen able to provide cost-effective CO2 mitigation and low-cost energy generation. The issue will contain a synthesises of the current progress status in technology development (e.g. readiness levels, potential), key techno-economic benefits and challenges (e.g. scalability, costs) as well as present barriers, drivers, opportunities, enablers and pathways for a rapid deployment of these new hydrogen technologies. Original research and review articles are welcome on hydrogen production from i) renewable sources, including water electrolysis (commercial and high-temperature electrolysis), photocatalysis, solar thermal and bioengineered algae; ii) fossil and biomass sources, including gasification, pyrolysis or reforming (conventional and through alternative routes, e.g. solar-powered); iii) inorganic membrane reactors; on conventional and novel hydrogen storage methods, and hydrogen utilisation, including i) fuel cell technology and ii) clean combustion processes employing either pure hydrogen or hydrogen-based fuels (e.g. fossil fuels/hydrogen blends) for power/heat generation in domestic or industrial applications.

Submission

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Keywords

Hydrogen; Hydrogen economy; Hydrogen production; Storage; Low-carbon fuels; Renewable energy; Renewable fuels; Clean combustion; Low-carbon economy; GHG reduction

Planned Paper

Title: Hydrogen Production in Photobioreactors Using a Cyanobacterial Mutant Lacking Hydrogenase Uptake Activity
Authors: Sergei A. Markov 1, Michael Seibert 2
Affiliation:
1. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State Univ, POB 4718, Clarksville, TN 37041, USA
2. Environmental Science and Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401, USA

Title: Recent Designs of Ni-silica Based Catalysts for the CH4 Reforming by CO2 with Enhanced Stability: Impact of Ni Confinement, Promoters and Core-Shell Structures
Author: Oscar Daoura 1, 2, *, Maya Boutros 1, Franck Launay 2
Affiliation: 1. Lebanese University, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Matériaux (LCPM/PR2N), Faculté des Sciences II, Campus Fanar, BP 90696 Jdeideh, Lebanon
2. Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, LRS, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, F-75005 Paris, France

Publication

Open Access Research Article

Sustainability Implications of Using Hydrogen as an Automotive Fuel in Western Australia

Received: 29 June 2020;  Published: 31 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003013

Abstract

Hydrogen is regarded as a potential solution to address future energy demands and environmental protection challenges. This study assesses the triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability performance of hydrogen as an automotive fuel for Western Australia (WA) using a life cycle approach. Hydrogen is con [...]
Open Access Review

Using Additives to Control the Decomposition Temperature of Sodium Borohydride

Received: 20 April 2020;  Published: 19 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002009

Abstract

Hydrogen (H2) shows great promise as zero-carbon emission fuel, but there are several challenges to overcome in regards to storage and transportation to make it a more universal energy solution. Gaseous hydrogen requires high pressures and large volume tanks while storage of l [...]
Open Access Original Research

The Impact of Operating Conditions on the Performance of a CH4 Dry Reforming Membrane Reactor for H2 Production

Received: 25 March 2020;  Published: 14 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002008

Abstract

Biogas is a promising resource for the production of H2 since it liberates energy by recycling waste, along with the reduction of CO2. In this paper, the biogas dry reforming membrane reactor is proposed to produce H2 for use in fu [...]
Open Access Original Research

Hierarchically-Structured Ti/TiO2 Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Synthesized via 3D Printing and Anodization

Received: 09 April 2020;  Published: 09 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002007

Abstract

Hierarchically-structured, electro-catalysts consisting of a titanium core with controlled macro-porosity and a thin titania surface-layer with controlled nano-porosity were synthesized via combination of additive manufacturing and in-situ anodization. The electrodes were tested for hydrogen evoluti [...]
Open Access Original Research

Storable Energy Production from Wind over Water

Received: 28 January 2020;  Published: 29 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002005

Abstract

The current status of a project is described which aims to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of converting the vast wind energy available over the globe’s oceans and lakes into storable energy. To this end, autonomous high-performance sailing ships are equipped with hydrokinetic tur [...]
Open Access Original Research

Autonomous Hydrogen Production for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells PEMFC

Received: 04 March 2020;  Published: 28 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002004

Abstract

This paper focuses on hydrogen production for green mobility applications (other applications are currently under investigation). Firstly, a brief state of the art of hydrogen generation by hydrolysis with magnesium is shown. The hydrolysis performance of Magnesium powder ball–milled along with diff [...]
Open Access Original Research

Water Photo-Oxidation Reaction on Clean and Doped Two-Dimensional Graphitic C2N

Received: 16 February 2020;  Published: 20 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002003

Abstract

In the search for new efficient photo-catalysts for hydrogen production through water splitting, the main attention has been paid to tuning the band gap width and its position with respect to vacuum level. However, actual electro-catalytic activity for the water oxidation reaction on a catalyst surf [...]
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