Topical Collection "Catalysis in Biomass Valorization"

A topical collection in Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This collection belongs to the section "Biomass Catalysis".


Prof. Dr. Dmitry Yu. Murzin
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Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Turku 20500, Finland
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalytic kinetics; chemical technology; biomass valorization
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Dr. Irina L. Simakova
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Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; biomass valorization
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Dear Colleagues,

Utilization of biomass for the production of energy and value-added chemicals became, in the previous decade, a very active area of research, leading to a number of industrial breakthroughs in the development of future biorefineries.

The role of catalysis in the implementation of sustainable technologies for the conversion of non-edible biomass into biofuels and chemicals is vital.

We invite contributions related to the use of catalysis for the valorization of biomass of different types (lignocellulosic, algal biomass, vegetable oils, etc.) into fuels, platform chemicals, and other value products (e.g., catalysis in synthesis of pharmaceuticals from extractives). The scope of this Special Issue also covers the preparation and characterization of catalysts.

Papers on molecular insights in the processing of biomass with different catalysts (homogeneous, enzymatic, and heterogeneous) are strongly encouraged.

Moreover, contributions related to catalytic reaction and reactor engineering, industrial demonstrations, and technoeconomic analysis of catalytic processes for biomass valorization are welcome.

Dr. Irina Simakova
Prof. Dr. Dmitry Yu. Murzin
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  • biorefinery
  • biomass valorization
  • gasification
  • pyrolysis
  • cellulose
  • hemicellulose
  • lignin
  • platform chemicals
  • extractives
  • catalysis
  • reaction engineering
  • technoeconomic analysis

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