Industry 4.0 Technologies to Support the Energy Transition

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Industrial Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 143

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Federal Centre of Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET/RJ), Rio de Janeiro 20271-204, Brazil
Interests: bioenergy; biofuels; renewable sources; energy; environment

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Laboratório de Investigação Pulmonar, Carlos Chagas Filho, Instituto de Biofísica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-902, Brazil
Interests: acute lung injury; mechanical ventilation; ventilation; ICU; hemodynamics; respiratory physiology; critical care medicine; intensive care medicine; sepsis; intubation

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VALORIZA, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, 7300-555 Portalegre, Portugal
Interests: waste valorization; gasification; biochar; anaerobic digestion; hydrogen; refuse derived fuel
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VALORIZA—Researche Center for Endogenous Resources Valorization, Polytecnic Institute of Portalegre Campus Politécnico, 10, 7300-555 Portalegre, Portugal
Interests: bioenergy; thermal gasification; waste valorization; electrolysis; corrosion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global imperative to tackle climate change has propelled the energy sector into an era of transformation, in which traditional paradigms are being remodelled by the convergence of Industry 4.0 technologies and sustainable practices. This Special Issue aism to explore the synergies between Industry 4.0 and the energy transition, focusing on key themes such as hydrogen, carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCSU), energy efficiency, electrification and renewable sources. Hydrogen has emerged as a promising vector for energy storage and distribution, offering a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Meanwhile, advances in carbon capture, storage and utilization technologies have the potential to mitigate the emissions generated by industrial processes and energy production, facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy efficiency measures, driven by IoT sensors, AI algorithms and data analysis, can optimize the use of resources and minimize waste throughout the energy value chain. Electrification is emerging as a cornerstone of the transition, with smart grids and decentralized energy systems that enable the integration of renewable sources such as solar and wind being developed. Through interdisciplinary research and innovative applications, this Special Issue aims to elucidate the transformative potential of Industry 4.0 in accelerating the shift towards a sustainable future, promoting resilience and mitigating climate risks.

Prof. Dr. Ronney Arismel Mancebo Boloy
Dr. Pedro Leme Silva
Dr. Roberta Mota Panizio
Dr. Ângela Ferreira
Prof. Dr. Paulo Brito
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  • hydrogen
  • energy efficiency
  • CCUS
  • renewable source
  • electrification

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