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.

JEPT 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.


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Energy and Power Technology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.


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
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


Open Access Review

Using Additives to Control the Decomposition Temperature of Sodium Borohydride

Camille Jubert Tomasso, Anne L. Pham, Tracy M. Mattox, Jeffrey J. Urban
Received: April 20, 2020; Published: May 19, 2020; doi:10.21926/jept.2002009

Open Access Original Research

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

Akira Nishimura, Satoshi Ohata, Kaito Okukura, Eric Hu
Received: March 25, 2020; Published: May 14, 2020; doi:10.21926/jept.2002008

Open Access Original Research

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

Xiang Li, Yuan Xue, Ryan Dehoff, Costas Tsouris, Patricia Taboada-Serrano
Received: April 09, 2020; Published: May 09, 2020; doi:10.21926/jept.2002007

Open Access Original Research

Storable Energy Production from Wind over Water

Max F. Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
Received: January 28, 2020; Published: April 29, 2020; doi:10.21926/jept.2002005

Open Access Original Research

Autonomous Hydrogen Production for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells PEMFC

Manuel Legree, Jocelyn Sabatier, Fabrice Mauvy, Abdel salam Awad, Matthieu Faessel, Frédéric Bos, Jean-Louis Bobet
Received: March 04, 2020; Published: April 28, 2020; doi:10.21926/jept.2002004

Open Access Original Research

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

Tyler Campbell, Sergey Stolbov
Received: February 16, 2020; Published: April 20, 2020; doi:10.21926/jept.2002003