Industrial Applications of High-Value Added Biomass Conversion

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomass Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 92

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Green Catalysis Center, Henan Institutes of Advanced Technology, College of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: industrial catalysis; heterogenous catalysis; catalytic hydrogenation; aromatic compound; value-added conversion; fine chemicals

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Green Catalysis Center, Henan Institutes of Advanced Technology, College of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: single atom catalysis; noble metal catalysis; biomass conversion; C-O bond cleavage; hydrogenolysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue entitled "Industrial Applications of High-Value Added Biomass Conversion" in the esteemed journal, Catalysts. This Special Issue aims to highlight the latest advancements, innovative approaches, and practical applications of industrial applications in the field of high-value added conversions of biomass.

The catalytic conversion of naturally rich and renewable biomass into high-value chemicals is of great significance for pursuing a sustainable future, as well as a green economy. The catalytic conversion of biomass and biomass-derived platform molecules into fuels and value-added chemicals has attracted widespread attention to the development of the sustainable chemical industry. Catalyst science plays a central role in ensuring chemical processes are more efficient and sustainable.

We invite contributions exploring new catalysts, catalytic processes, and the further study of catalytic mechanisms in biomass conversion, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Advancements in Biomass Conversion: Studies focusing on innovative techniques for biomass conversion, the optimization of the catalytic performance and catalyst life, and the development of novel catalytic process.
  • Mechanisms of the Catalytic Conversion of Biomass: Research elucidating the mechanisms of the catalytic process via the structure of the catalytic active site, the adsorption of the reactants on the catalyst, and the possible reaction pathway.
  • Innovative Applications and Technologies: Papers that explore novel applications of biomass conversion, such as the new catalytic process of biomass and its derivatives to produce high-value added chemicals, and novel methods revealing the catalytic processes and catalytic mechanisms.
  • Clean conversion of biomass: Developments on the clean catalytic processes, such as the development of clean solvents, the disposal of waste, and the process for no waste discharge.

We welcome original research articles and short communications contributing to the understanding and advancement of industrial applications of biomass conversion. Submissions should highlight innovative aspects of the research, potential implications for practice, and directions for future study.

Prof. Dr. Zhongyi Liu
Dr. Qiaoyun Liu
Guest Editors

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  • industrial catalysis
  • biomass conversion
  • heterogenous catalysis
  • mechanism study
  • catalytic process
  • high-value chemicals

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