Energy and Sustainability 2021 is the 9th International Conference in a very successful series which started in the New Forest, UK, home of the Wessex Institute in 2007; followed by meetings in Bologna (2009); Alicante (2011); Budapest (2013); Kuala Lumpur (2014); Medellin, Colombia (2015); Seville (2017) and Coimbra (2019).
The world’s economy is fuelled by energy. Depletion of resources and severe environmental effects resulting from the continuous use of fossil fuels has motivated an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies.
The changes required to progress from an economy mainly focussed on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable renewable energy resources require considerable scientific research, as well as the development of new engineering systems. Energy policies and management are of primary importance to achieve the development of sustainability and need to be consistent with recent advances in energy production and distribution.
In many cases, the challenges lie as much in the conversion from renewable energies (wind, solar, etc.) to useful forms (electricity, heat, fuel) at an acceptable cost including damage to the environment as in the integration of these resources into the existing infrastructure.
The diverse topics covered by the conference involve collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions, including studies of materials, energy networks, new energy resources, storage solutions, waste to energy systems, smart grids and many others.
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Energy and Sustainability 2021. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
- Energy policies
- Renewable energy resources
- Sustainable energy production
- Environmental risk management
- Sustainable buildings
- Energy storage and distribution
- Energy efficiency
- Biomass and biofuels
- Waste to energy
- Processing of oil and gas
- CO2 capturing and management
- Smart grids
- Energy and transport
- Sustainable energy from hydrocarbons
- Energy sustainability by design and process optimisation
- Energy sustainability by system integration
- Energy and circular economy
- Energy access
- Heat Storages
- Case studies
Benefits of Attending
Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.
Papers presented at Energy and Sustainability 2021 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.
The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.
Open Access and Digital Archive
All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).
To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.
Reduced Fee for PhD Students
The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.
Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.
Journal publication opportunity
After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of their conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.
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