Special Issue "Perspectives in Energy Transition: Utilizing the Green and Clean Energy Resources"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023
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Guest Editors
Yukun Hu, University College London, UK. Email: Yukun.hu@ucl.ac.uk
Suvash C. Saha, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Email: suvash.saha@uts.edu.au
Ravishankar Sathyamurthy, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Arasur, COimbatore, India. Email: raviannauniv23@gmail.com
Chuanchang Li, Changsha University of Science and Technology, China. Email: chuanchangli@csust.edu.cn
Sudhir Tyagi, Indian Institute of Technology, India. Email: sudhirtyagi@yahoo.com
Jeongmin Ahn, Syracuse University, USA. Email: jeongahn@syr.edu
Sunliang Cao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK. Email: sunliang.cao@polyu.edu.hk
Jing Li, University of Hull, UK. Email: Jing.Li@hull.ac.uk
Mamdouh El Haj Assad, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Email: massad@sharjah.ac.ae


Globally, industrial energy use is responsible for 33% of greenhouse gas emissions. Rising concern about reducing both energy demand and CO2 emissions is pushing more efforts to achieve sustainable development in energy intensive industries, such as CO2 capture and storage, improving energy efficiency, introducing renewable energy. However, step change in energy intensive industries is still facing many fundamental research and techno-economic challenges. Therefore, technologies and energy integration and optimization approaches that are applicable to most energy intensive industrial sectors and offer the greatest potential for energy demand reduction and decarbonization need further attention.


This Special Issue will provide a platform for presenting the novel technologies and energy integration and optimization approaches that help to facilitate energy transition of the industrial and manufacturing sectors. We welcome research papers about theoretical, modelling, experimental and/or data-based analysis, as well as review papers, that provide critical overview on the step change of conventional energy systems. This special issue is open to multilevel energy optimization and management in industries: i) individual process or plant level; ii) integration and optimization of energy flows in industrial park or region level; iii) interactions with national energy supply systems (grid electricity and gas) etc.


Topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

• Emerging energy efficiency technologies and measures

• Utilization of bioenergy/waste in industry

• Acquisition and analysis of large energy data

• Complex energy network in large industrial manufacturing facilities

• Business models of future energy markets

• Model predictive control of energy intensive processes

• Low carbon manufacturing

• Carbon market and policy

Energy transition, decarbonization, systems, processes, manufacturing, policies