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.
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Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
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Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system
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Hydrogen Energy: Sustainable Production, Storage and Utilisation
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
Alfonso Chinnici, PhD
Senior Research Fellow and Research Manager, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
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.
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Hydrogen; Hydrogen economy; Hydrogen production; Storage; Low-carbon fuels; Renewable energy; Renewable fuels; Clean combustion; Low-carbon economy; GHG reduction
Title: Autonomous Hydrogen Production for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells PEMFC
Authors: Fabrice Mauvy, Jocelyn Sabatier, Jean-Louis Bobet, Abdel Salam Awad, Matthieu Faessel, Frédéric Bos
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: Water Photo-Oxidation Reaction on Clean and Doped C2N
Author: Tyler Campbell, Sergey Stolbov
Affiliation: Physics Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
Abstract: In 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 surface is no less important than those quantities. In this work we evaluate from first principles the thermodynamics of the reaction on relatively new candidates for water splitting: two-dimensional C2N and that doped with phosphorus. We find that the 4-step reaction usually expected for water splitting will not proceed on these systems, resulting in oxygen atoms left strongly adsorbed to the surface. Another option, a 3-step reaction, is also found to be unfavorable. We also test an effect of higher oxygen coverage on the reaction thermodynamics, as suggested elsewhere. We find that indeed the doubled O-coverage makes the 4-step reaction feasible for the doped C2N. However, an unacceptably high anode potential is required to make this reaction to proceed. We thus conclude that the materials under consideration may not be efficient electro-catalysts for water splitting.
Title: Hydrogen Production from Wind over Water
Author: Max F Platzer, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
Affiliation: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, iPGS (innovative Power Generations Systems) Research Group, University of California Davis, CA, USA
Abstract: We describe the current status of a project which involves the use of autonomous highperformance sailing ships equipped with hydrokinetic turbines and elctrolysers to convert the ocean winds into storable hydrogen. We summarize the basic elements of this “energy ship concept” and we present our most recent results. In addition, we discuss the potential of this concept to achieve the IPCC-mandated requirement of reducing the global CO2 emissions by about 45% by 2030, reaching net zero by 2050.