Special Issue "C1 Chemistry—C1-Platform Chemicals as Cornerstone for a Sustainable Energy"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2017)
Prof. Marcelo Maciel Pereira
LACES - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Química, Av. Athos da Silveira Ramos 149, CT Bloco A, Cidade Universitária, 21941-909 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the last century, life expectancy has more than doubled and most human-related activities have dramatically improved with respect to security and comfort. Unfortunately, despite the enormous benefits to modern civilization, the adopted production scheme, and consumption patterns are mostly based on non-recycled sources of energy. Additionally, less than 0.1% of CO2 produced by anthropogenic means are recycled or mitigated. Moreover, oil petroleum scarcity will affect the health system through its effects on medical supplies and equipment, transportation, energy generation, and food production.
In addition to carbon dioxide, all C1-platform chemicals appear to be cornerstones to generate a new and sustainable energy concept for the 21st century: Methane, methanol, carbon monoxide, and formic acid can all be used directly either as fuels or as storage media.
Therefore, a key to shorten the path to sustainability is to implement, in the refinery production structure:
1—green energy sources.
2—a central C1-chemical platform.
3—new processes for CO2 mitigation and recyclability.
These features should be designed in order to be connected to already-existing processes. Therefore, future refineries should supply our needs by proper combinations of (new or regular) processes and feedstocks.
This Special Issue is devoted to present the central catalytic role into the aforementioned topics. For example:
- CO2 capture
- use of CO2 as reactant or process to its mitigation;
- C1-platform like formic acid, CO, methanol and methane;
- biomass or biomass-derivate feed;
- gas emissions mitigation (NOx and SOx);
- hydro-treatment process for fuel, etc.
Dr. Benoît Louis
Prof. Qiang Wang
Prof. Marcelo Maciel Pereira
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- CO2 capture and valorization
- biomass conversion
- C1 chemistry