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Energy Conversion and Management for Sustainable Development

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 August 2024 | Viewed by 968

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Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Ponte Bucci, Cubo 44 C, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: internal combustion engine fuelled with alternative fuels; combustion processes; pollutant emissions; novel technologies for thermal management in internal combustion engines; oxy-MILD combustion technology; CHP/CCHP systems; computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
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Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci, Cubo 44C, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: renewable energies; innovative energy systems; cogeneration; polygeneration; organic Rankine cycle; internal combustion engines
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Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci, Cubo 44 C, 87036 Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy
Interests: spark ignition engines; control systems; thermal management; renewable energy; computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental issues from industry, transport, agriculture, building, and energy supply are becoming more and more significant worldwide due to our society’s rapid development. Pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels adversely affect the environment, as well as representing a real threat to humanity. In this context, green and sustainable energy conversion systems play a crucial role in the reduction of environmental pollutions. Energy conversion systems based on renewable sources, such as solar, hydro, wind, geothermal heat, and ocean energy, represent a viable solution with a high self-sustainability capable of helping to foster the transition towards green and sustainable systems. On the other hand, the current power generation technologies based on the combustion of fossil fuels need to be replaced or upgraded with systems fuelled with low-carbon and/or zero-carbon fuels (biofuel and e-fuels) in order to decarbonize and increase their sustainability.

This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality research papers and review articles on innovative systems based on renewable energy sources and power systems fuelled with low-carbon and/or zero-carbon fuels, with particular emphasis on the improvement of energy conversion efficiency, optimization of energy management, and the reduction of the pollutant emissions.

Dr. Diego Perrone
Dr. Angelo Algieri
Dr. Teresa Castiglione
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Keywords

  • E-fuels
  • bio-fuels
  • combustion
  • pollutant emissions
  • GHG emissions
  • negative emission technologies
  • carbon capture utilization and storage
  • energy efficiency
  • energy performance
  • sustainability
  • decarbonization
  • energy systems
  • propulsion systems
  • CHP/CCHP systems
  • WHR systems
  • low-carbon energy systems
  • integrated low-carbon technologies for energy systems
  • renewables energy systems
  • hybrid renewable energy systems
  • numerical methods
  • experimental methods

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Investigating the Possibility of Using Renewable Energies in Livestock Units in Iran (A Case Study: Fereydounshahr)
by Vali Rasooli Sharabiani, Reza Akbari, Seyed Ali Mousavi, Mohammad Tahmasebi, Mariusz Szymanek and Jacek Dziwulski
Energies 2024, 17(3), 733; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17030733 - 3 Feb 2024
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Fereydounshahr experiences growing electricity shortfalls and an overreliance on polluting diesel generators. This analysis models renewable hybrid systems to electrify a local dairy operation using HOMER Pro 3.11 software. Despite higher upfront costs, adding just 5% solar photovoltaics maintained low net present costs [...] Read more.
Fereydounshahr experiences growing electricity shortfalls and an overreliance on polluting diesel generators. This analysis models renewable hybrid systems to electrify a local dairy operation using HOMER Pro 3.11 software. Despite higher upfront costs, adding just 5% solar photovoltaics maintained low net present costs while increasing clean energy penetration versus diesel generators alone. Furthermore, a combined diesel-solar-wind system reduced carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by over 1%. Although diesel generators had the shortest payback period at 48 years, the capital recovery factor for a diesel–solar combination reached 62 years. Thus, tailored hybrid renewable systems could provide an affordable, low-emissions electricity solution for the Fereydounshahr livestock facility. With suitable wind and solar resources, the right policy incentives could also unlock substantial local renewable capacity to meet rising demand and mitigate dependence on imported, climate-harming fossil fuels. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Conversion and Management for Sustainable Development)
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