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International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems


Special Issue on: "Manufacturing for Alternative Energies"

Guest Editor: Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Alternative energy is a term used for an energy source that is an alternative to using fossil fuels. This form of non-conventional energy derived from non-fossil fuels includes all energy sources that minimise environmental impacts relative to conventional hydrocarbon resources. This special issue highlights research and development into recent advances in materials, manufacturing processes and mechatronics systems for alternative energy devices.

The special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to manufacturing for alternative energies. Special interest will be on applications of alternative energy devices, such as solar energy systems, fuel cell systems, photovoltaic systems, etc. This special issue accepts original research articles or any other original contribution review papers, short communications on new concepts.

Subject Coverage
Topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to, following forms of alternative energies:
  • Photovoltaic technology conversion
  • Biomass conversion
  • Biofuel energy
  • Hydrogen energy
  • Solar thermal applications
  • Geothermal energy
  • Wind energy technology
  • Tidal/wave energy

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: 31 March 2010