Special Issue "Catalytic Conversion of Biomass"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2015)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alina M. Balu
In recent years, extensive research and development programs have been initiated worldwide to convert lignocellulosic biomass into valuable products including chemicals and fuels. Transformation of biomass into a variety of useful compounds requires efficient methods. Two technologies are mainly applied to convert biomass: (1) thermal conversion and (2) chemical conversion. Chemical conversion is rather more important in terms of achieving chemicals as it uses ambient temperature range. During the last few years, many technologies (both chemocatalytic and biochemical) with improved catalytic systems have been established for the conversion of biomass feedstocks. However, many of them suffer from several disadvantages like, harsh chemical conditions, low production, high processing cost, etc. Therefore, we are still in search of such chemical process that can fulfill all the requirements from both economic and sustainable point of view. Integrated enzymatic catalysis is a good option in this regard which can offer several advantages as compared to chemical catalysis in terms of product selectivity, production cost and sustainability issues. This Special Issue is mainly focused on chemical conversion processes, which are supposed to develop innovative ideas from both academic and industrial aspects.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Particular focus will be given on the development of new catalysts and process technologies. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Dr. Alina M. Balu
Dr. Sudipta De
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- biomass feedstocks
- enzymatic catalysis
- process development