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 original research and review articles and also publishes Survey, Comments, Perspectives, Reviews, News & Views, Tutorial and Discussion Papers from experts in these fields to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends. 

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
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

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 4.3 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019

Special Issue

Design and Characterization of New Electrocatalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Maria Helena de Sá, PhD, Post-doc Researcher

University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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Research Interests: nanotechnology and nanomaterials toward sensing and catalysis applications; sustainable electrocatalysts and fuel cells for green energy conversion in portable applications; interfacial electrochemistry, chemical education

About This Topic

Low temperature fuel cells, are electrochemical devices capable to directly convert the chemical energy of a fuel (e. g., hydrogen or a low-molecular-weight alcohol) and oxygen into electrical energy with high efficiency. They are among the key enabling technologies for the transition to a climate-neutral, zero-pollution, and sustainable economy. However, while holding much promise, fuel cell technology is only beginning to find its way as power source into commercial applications. Some of the major technical challenges that are providing roadblocks to more widespread use of fuel cells, both in terms of performance and economics, is the dominant use of platinum and platinum-based catalysts in the electrodes. Thus, a major focus of fuel cell development has been maximizing the efficiency of these expensive electrocatalysts in order to reduce the quantities used and also to identify alternatives using less expensive materials, such as earth-abundant non-precious metal catalysts. More recently, several types of carbon materials functionalized with nitrogen and other elements have drawn considerable attention as metal-free electrocatalysts for these devices.

This special issue is the opportunity to present recent results and to discuss the design and characterization of new electrocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells. Original research and review articles are welcome and will provide an international perspective of the most recent research activities in this fast-moving area. Progress in solving these technical challenges will certainly play a crucial role in determining how fuel cells can meet sustainable energy needs.

Keywords

new electrocatalysts; low temperature fuel cells; low precious metals loading electrodes; high efficiency and durability; sustainable alternatives

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