The papers appearing in this special issue of Applied Energy are extended and revised versions of a selection of contributions to the 6th edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference & Exhibition,” EFC15, held in Naples (Italy) from 16th to 18th Dec. 2015. The first edition of this conference took place in 2005 in Rome and, since then, it has been regularly organized every two years, representing one of the main events in Europe about fuel cells, spanning from basic research to applied engineering. In particular, EFC15 attracted more than 300 visitors from all over the world, among researchers, engineers, policy makers, and educators, and has put forward the state of the art, the perspectives and the most recent achievements in research and development of hydrogen technologies, with 140 oral presentations and 100 posters. All the presented researches have been collected in a conference book of extended abstracts and some authors have been invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to this special issue. We received several submissions from over 35 countries, mainly related to novel and sustainable energy conversion systems based on fuel cells and/or electrolysers. The articles accepted after the reviewing process cover various fields of hydrogen research, clearly highlighting the versatility and the variety of hydrogen technologies specifically in the fields of energy conservation and conversion. Papers dealing with fuel cells mainly address Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), which are nowadays the most targeted technologies for power and combined heat and power generation. Energy conversion is treated at different scales, from mobile systems for smartphones, to fuel cells based polygeneration and CHP systems, to hybrid fuel cell gas turbine systems. The innovations range from the optimization of energy processes in fuel cell power plants to improved energy system configurations and are mostly related to experimental works or advanced theoretical and numerical modeling. Novel hydrogen technologies are also included, as three papers are dedicated to microbial fuel cells, a promising approach for extracting electrical energy from waste and for enhanced and cheaper water depuration.

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DESIDERI, UMBERTO;
2017

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The papers appearing in this special issue of Applied Energy are extended and revised versions of a selection of contributions to the 6th edition of the “European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference & Exhibition,” EFC15, held in Naples (Italy) from 16th to 18th Dec. 2015. The first edition of this conference took place in 2005 in Rome and, since then, it has been regularly organized every two years, representing one of the main events in Europe about fuel cells, spanning from basic research to applied engineering. In particular, EFC15 attracted more than 300 visitors from all over the world, among researchers, engineers, policy makers, and educators, and has put forward the state of the art, the perspectives and the most recent achievements in research and development of hydrogen technologies, with 140 oral presentations and 100 posters. All the presented researches have been collected in a conference book of extended abstracts and some authors have been invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to this special issue. We received several submissions from over 35 countries, mainly related to novel and sustainable energy conversion systems based on fuel cells and/or electrolysers. The articles accepted after the reviewing process cover various fields of hydrogen research, clearly highlighting the versatility and the variety of hydrogen technologies specifically in the fields of energy conservation and conversion. Papers dealing with fuel cells mainly address Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), which are nowadays the most targeted technologies for power and combined heat and power generation. Energy conversion is treated at different scales, from mobile systems for smartphones, to fuel cells based polygeneration and CHP systems, to hybrid fuel cell gas turbine systems. The innovations range from the optimization of energy processes in fuel cell power plants to improved energy system configurations and are mostly related to experimental works or advanced theoretical and numerical modeling. Novel hydrogen technologies are also included, as three papers are dedicated to microbial fuel cells, a promising approach for extracting electrical energy from waste and for enhanced and cheaper water depuration.
Desideri, Umberto; Ubertini, Stefano
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