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 not only original research and review articles, but also various other types of articles from experts in these fields, such as Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, and more, 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
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
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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

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Hydrogen Energy: Sustainable Production, Storage and Utilisation

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020 (Closed) 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.


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

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

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Open Access Original Research

Risks Associated with the Use of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier or Source

Received: 03 March 2022;  Published: 01 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2203029


Hydrogen is a dangerous gas due to its low ignition energy, wide flammability range, promotion of the embrittlement of steel, and its high coefficient of permeation for polymers. The fracture toughness and failure elongation of pipe steels are strongly impacted by hydrogen embrittlement, whereas yield stress and ultimate strength are moderatel [...]
Open Access Original Research

Numerical Study to Understand the Conservation of Hydrogen Through a Dynamic Fuel Supply System in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)

Received: 26 March 2022;  Published: 13 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2203024


Reducing and conserving fuel usage is pivotal for any engineering system for the development of a sustainable energy solution. Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are one of the promising renewable energy systems that consume hydrogen as their source of fuel to generate electricity. This paper investigate the necessity of the constant [...]
Open Access Original Research

Hydrogen Storage in Cryogenic, Cybernetic, and Catalytic Vessels for Transport Vehicles

Received: 18 June 2021;  Published: 29 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2104045


Most of the hydrogen storage vessels meant for vehicles to run the electric motor via a fuel cell during transport are designed for drives of only a few tenths of kilometers per day. The present report, however, describes a vessel model that is conceived to hold the hydrogen energy only for short periods during transport, such [...]
Open Access Review

Ni-Silica-based Catalysts for CH4 Reforming by CO2 with Enhanced Stability: Recent Designs and the Impacts of Ni Confinement, Promoters, and Core-Shell Structures

Received: 01 September 2020;  Published: 26 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101007


CO2 reforming of CH4, also referred to as the Dry Reforming of Methane (DRM), is considered an excellent method to produce H2 and CO (syngas), which are known to be used for the production of higher alkanes and oxygenates. Despite nickel’s moderate toxicity, Ni-based hetero [...]
Open Access Original Research

Quaternary Hydrides Pd1-y-zAgyCuzHx Embedded Atom Method Potentials for Hydrogen Energy Applications

Received: 10 November 2020;  Published: 25 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101006


The Pd-H system has attracted extensive attention. Pd can absorb considerable amount of H at room temperature, this ability is reversible, so it is suitable for multiple energy applications. Pd-Ag alloys possess higher H permeability, solubility and narrower miscibility gap with better mechanical properties than pure Pd, but sulfur poisoning [...]
Open Access Review

Research Requirements to Move the Bar forward Using Aqueous Formate Salts as H2 Carriers for Energy Storage Applications

Received: 01 September 2020;  Published: 23 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2004016


In this perspective on hydrogen carriers, we focus on the needs for the development of robust active catalysts for the release of H2 from aqueous formate solutions, which are non-flammable, non-toxic, thermally stable, and readily available at large scales at reasonable cost. Formate salts can be stockpiled in the solid state or dissolved [...]
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


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 considered to be produced through water electrol [...]
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


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 liquid hydrogen requires cryogenic temperature [...]
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


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 fuel cells. Pd/Cu alloy membrane is used to [...]
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


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 evolution reaction and depicted competitive electro [...]
Open Access Original Research

Storable Energy Production from Wind over Water

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


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 turbines whose output is stored either in [...]
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


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 different additives (graphite and transition [...]
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


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 surface is no less important than those quantitie [...]