NUS Engineering researchers among the winners of the 2018 Applied Energy Best Paper Awards
A paper published by an NUS Engineering research team has been selected as a recipient of the Best Paper Awards by Applied Energy Journal. This constitutes the top 33 articles chosen by the Editor-in-Chief and publisher (Elsevier) among 2800+ articles published in 2015 and 2016. Applied Energy is a leading journal for applied research concerning energy and engineering fields of research with an Impact Factor of 7.9 and CiteScore of 8.44.
In recognition of their efforts and contribution to Applied Energy, the ‘2018 Applied Energy Awards’ certificate was presented at the International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018) in Hong Kong (22 to 25 August 2018).
Entitled Review of natural gas hydrates as an energy resource: Prospects and challenges (Volume 107, pages 1633-1652), the award-winning paper was published in January 2016. It was co-authored by Mr. Zheng Rong Chong, Mr. She Hern Bryan Yang, Dr. Ponnivalavan Babu and supervised by Associate Professor Praveen Linga, NUS Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in collaboration with Professor Xiaosen Li of the Key Laboratory of Gas Hydrate, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China. The paper has been cited 222 times with an FWCI of 26.01 (from Scopus database as of 26-Aug-2018).
Natural gas hydrates are ice-like solid compound formed by a combination of natural gas and water. They are abundantly available in nature and considered as a future resource for natural gas. The key reason for the interest on gas hydrates is that the natural gas stored in hydrate form is more than twice of that in conventional gas fields. This invited review paper provided a comprehensive background on gas hydrate research pertaining to energy recovery, including the resource estimates, recovery techniques, laboratory scale research as well as field trials, and prospected the limitation and challenges to be overcome to realize energy recovery from hydrates.