Special Issue on Sustainable Green Synergy Technology and Policy

Published 25 March, 2020

Green Synergy

“Green Synergy” promotes sustainable growth by integrating heat and hydrogen storage from renewable energies (such as solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, etc.) and then converting this to electricity. Applied to smart grid systems, this can help to solve significant uncertainties and reduce costs of solar and wind power. Cost should be considered as part of overall process design and engineering analysis for large-scale production and supply chain development.


Bio-CH4 is a well-recognised conventional biogas and bio-H2 has been recognised for about two decades. Biohythane has only been recognised in the last couple of years. Hythane is a mixture of hydrogen and methane. Both of the latter gases are commercially generated from natural gas and petroleum, whereas biohythane (which is hythane produced essentially from organic substrates through fermentative processes) is a sustainable form of hythane. Biohythane production systems (after process optimization) should demonstrate positive energy-gain with lesser energy inputs. However, further research into reactor design, microbiome constructions (enriched microbial population, selective consortia development of bacteria and archaea), expanded applications and purification methodologies is required.

This special issue aims to develop green synergy technologies and enhance access to affordable, sustainable, reliable, clean energy and technologies.

Potential possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biohydrogen and biohythane
  • Biogas and gas upgrading
  • Microbial electrical cells
  • Bioelectro-chemical system
  • Biomass and biofuels
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Biorefinery and Bioprocess
  • Green synergy
  • Energy storage
  • Intelligent grids
  • Intelligent green buildings
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Power to Gas
  • Energy awareness
  • Economical appraisal
  • Energy conservation
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Circular economy
  • Energy policy
  • Hydrogen economy

Important Dates

  • Submission open: 1 April 2020
  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2021

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Shu-Yii WU, PhD Department of Chemical Engineering, Feng Chia University. sywu@fcuedu.tw
  • Prof. Pau Loke SHOW, PhD, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (based in Malaysia) PauLoke.Show@nottingham.edu.my
  • Assoc. Prof. Chyi-How LAY, PhD, Master's Program of Green Energy Science and Technology, Feng Chia University kfc0612@gmail.comchlay0612@gmail.com
  • Assoc. Prof. Hoang-Jyh LEU, PhD, Master's Program of Green Energy Science and Technology, Feng Chia University

Submission Information

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting your paper. 

  • The submission website for this journal is located at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/mset/default.aspx
  • To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion in the special issue, it is important that authors select ​VSI: Green Synergy Technology and Policy when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. 

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