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Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 123

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Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 33, Al Khould, Muscat 123, Oman
Interests: energy production and conversion, including renewable energy, green hydrogen, green ammonia, hydrogen storage, and enhanced oil recovery; CO2 capture and utilization; process optimization and modeling for higher energy efficiency and enhanced production capacity; wastewater treatment

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Nanotechnology Research Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 17, Al-Khoud 123, Oman
Interests: molecular and heterogenous catalysts for small-molecule activation for energy applications, including OER, ORR, HER, NRR, and CO2RR
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The pursuit of sustainable energy solutions is pushing renewable fuels and chemicals to the forefront of scientific innovation. As we anticipate an approximately 50% increase in energy demand by 2050, it becomes crucial for the scientific community to lead the charge in developing renewable energy alternatives. This urgency is compounded by the pressing need to address the harmful environmental impacts of fossil fuel use. Indeed, the move toward renewable energy sources is not just critical for combating climate change but also pivotal in decreasing our dependence on depleting non-renewable resources. Renewable fuels and eco-friendly chemicals serve as key solutions, offering cleaner energy and less carbon emissions, along with new chances for economic growth in innovative industries. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to cover a broad spectrum of topics that are integral to the evolution of the renewable energy and chemical sectors.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Catalysis in renewable fuel/chemical synthesis;
    • Novel catalysts and cell designs for efficient biomass conversion, water splitting, fuel cells, microbial electrolysis cells, CO2 fixation, nitrogen reduction reaction, urea production, etc., and catalyst recovery and recycling methods;
  • Solar fuels;
    • Photochemical and photobiological methods for fuel production, such as artificial photosynthesis;
  • Biomass conversion and valorization;
  • Biogas upgrading and utilization;
  • Green solvents;
  • Carbon capture and utilization (CCU);
  • Use of ionic liquids and supercritical fluids in biofuel extraction and refinement;
  • Chemical storage of renewable energy;
  • Advanced biofuels;
  • Renewable energy integration;
  • Energy economics and policy;
  • Techno-economic analysis of renewable fuels/chemicals;
  • Sustainable fuel utilization.

Dr. Rashid Al-Hajri
Dr. Hussein A. Younus
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • renewable fuels
  • biofuel production
  • biomass conversion
  • sustainable energy
  • green chemistry
  • catalysis
  • fuel cells
  • CO2 fixation
  • hydrogen energy
  • microbial electrolysis cells
  • energy storage
  • nitrogen reduction
  • urea synthesis
  • catalyst recycling

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