Table of Contents Volume 1, 2008

Energies ISSN 1996-1073, published online quarterly
 



Issue 1 (June 2008) pages 1-40
 
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Open Access
Shu-Kun Lin
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Matthaeusstrasse 11, Basel CH-4057, Switzerland; Tel. +41 79 322 3379; Fax: +41 61 302 8918; E-mail: lin@mdpi.org
Received: 1 April 2007 / Published: 9 April 2008
Editorial: Distinguishability, Information and Useful Energies
Energies 2008, 1, 1-2 (PDF format 21 K); DOI: 10.3390/en1010001

Open Access
Arjun B. Chhetri 1, K. Chris Watts 2 and M. Rafiqul Islam 1,*

1 Civil and Resources Engineering, Dalhousie University, Room D510, 1360 Barrington St., Box 1000, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2X4, Canada; E-mail: kcarjun@gmail.com (for Arjun B. Chhetri)
2 Process Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Box 1000, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2X4, Canada; Tel. +1 (902) 494-3269; Fax
+1 (902) 420-7639; E-mail: chris.watts@dal.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: rafiqul.islam@dal.ca
Received: 27 March 2008 / Accepted: 9 April 2008 / Published: 10 April 2008
Article: Waste Cooking Oil as an Alternate Feedstock for Biodiesel Production
Energies 2008, 1, 3-18 (PDF format 171 K); DOI: 10.3390/en1010003
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Biofuels” Edited by Clifford Louime)

Open Access
Aly A. Hamouda* and Omid Karoussi
Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, 4036 Stavanger, Norway
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: aly.hamouda@uis.no
Received: 23 April 2008; in revised form: 30 May 2008 / Accepted: 2 June 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: Effect of Temperature, Wettability and Relative Permeability on Oil Recovery from Oil-wet Chalk
Energies 2008, 119-34 (PDF format 325 K); DOI: 10.3390/en1010019

Open Access
David Pimentel 1,* and Marcia Pimentel 2
1 Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
2 Senior Lecturer, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: dp18@cornell.edu
Received: 6 June 2008 / Accepted: 16 June 2008 / Published: 17 June 2008
Opinion and View: Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol Cause Major Problems
Energies 2008, 1, 35-37 (PDF format 22 K); DOI: 10.3390/en1010035
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Policy” Edited by Ibrahim Dincer)

Open Access
Edwin Kessler 1,2
1 Kessler Farm Field Laboratory, University of Oklahoma 18388 290th Street, Purcell, Oklahoma, 73080, USA
2 Founding Director, National Severe Storms Lab., NOAA, Norman, Okla. USA
E-mail: kess3@swbell.net; Tel. +1-405-360-2194
Received: 18 June 2008 / Published: 20 June 2008
Editorial: Energies and Policies
Energies 2008, 1, 38-40 (PDF format 18 K); DOI: 10.3390/en1010038
 
Issue 2 (September 2008) pages 41-92
 
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Open Access
David Pimentel *, Alison Marklein, Megan A. Toth, Marissa Karpoff, Gillian S. Paul, Robert McCormack, Joanna Kyriazis and Tim Krueger
5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: Dp18@cornell.edu
Received: 29 July 2008 / Accepted: 11 September 2008 / Published: 16 September 2008

Review: Biofuel Impacts on World Food Supply: Use of Fossil Fuel, Land and Water Resources
Energies 2008, 1, 41-78 (PDF format 230 K); DOI: 10.3390/en1020041
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Biofuels” Edited by Clifford Louime)

Open Access
Abiney L. Cardoso, Soraia Cristina Gonzaga Neves and Marcio J. da Silva *
Departament of Chemistry, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 36570-000.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail:silvamj2003@ufv.br
Received: 5 August 2008; in revised form: 16 September 2008 / Accepted: 17 September 2008 / Published: 24 September 2008

Article: Esterification of Oleic Acid for Biodiesel Production Catalyzed by SnCl2: A Kinetic Investigation
Energies 2008, 1, 79-92 (PDF format 110 K); DOI: 10.3390/en1020079
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Biofuels” Edited by Clifford Louime)
 
Issue 3 (December 2008)
 
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Planned and Submitted Papers -  Energies Journal

Title:
Sustainability Concept for Energy and Environment Systems
Authors: Naim Hamdia Afgan 1,* and Maria Graca Carvalho 2
Affiliations: 1,* UNESCO Chair Holder, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; 2 BEPA - Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Commission
Abstract: Sustainability has become an unavoidable issue in all major planning and undertaking that involve future use of energy, water and any other natural resources. In order to ensure   sustainable growth of our society, we must satisfy the sustainability criteria and meet the constraints imposed by the limits of all natural resources and the dynamics of their natural renewal. But how do we quantify and measure sustainability and how do we ensure that the sustainability requirements are fulfilled? We consider sustainability concept for energy, and environmental systems and its interaction with current major global trends: globalization, democratization and decentralization. In the assessment of global energy resources we consider the current resource consumption and possible scenarios for meeting future demands. We then move to the definition of sustainability concept. In order to introduce the measure of sustainability, we focus on possible definition of respective criteria with specific application to the energy system design. It is argued that multi-criteria sustainability measurements of options for an energy system must be based on four sets of indicators: technological efficiency, economic, environmental and social indicators.
Keywords: sustainability, energy, water and environment system, resources, limits
 
Manuscript ID: Energies-00-07
Type of Paper: Research Paper
Title: Isoperibolic titration calorimetry as a tool for the predicting of thermodynamic properties of cyclodextrins
Authors: Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján and Liliana Giraldo
 
Manuscript ID: Energies-00-08
Type of Paper: Review
Title: Opportunities for a Bio-based Economy in the Netherlands
Authors: Johan Sanders and Diederik van der Hoeven
Affiliaiton: Wageningen University and Research Centre, Valorisation of Plant Production Chains, P.O.Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands and Diederik van der Hoeven, Daedalus Research and Development, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands; E-mail: johan.sanders@wur.nl
 
Manuscript ID:
Energies-20080621-Islam-ca
Type of the paper: Article
Title: A Global Sustainability Analysis of Nuclear Energy
Authors: A.B. Chhetri and M. Rafiqul Islam*
Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, 1360 Barrington St., Halifax, Canada; E-mail: Rafiqul.Islam@Dal.Ca, kcarjun@gmail.com
 
Manuscript ID: Energies-20080623-Islam-ca
Type of the paper: Article
Title: A Comprehensive Pathway Analysis of Crude and Refined Petroleum Products
Authors: A.B. Chhetri and M. Rafiqul Islam*
Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, 1360 Barrington St., Halifax, Canada; E-mail: Rafiqul.Islam@Dal.Ca, kcarjun@gmail.com
 

 
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