Special Issue "Sustainable Catalytic Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019) | Viewed by 18741
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Interests: catalysis; bioproducts; biofuels; biomass conversion
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; biomass valorisation; platform molecules; bioproducts; zeolites and zeolitic materials; mesoporous materials
Biomass is widely considered a potential alternative to dwindling fossil fuel reserves. There is a large variety of biomass sources (oleaginous, lignocellulosic, algae, etc.), with many possible conversion routes and products, and currently it is, not just viewed as a source of biofuels, but also as an interesting feedstock for the production of bio-based chemicals that could largely replace petrochemicals. In this context, the search for new sustainable and efficient alternatives to fossil sources is gaining increasing relevance within the chemical industry, wherein the role of catalysis is often critical for the development of clean and sustainable processes, aiming to the production of commodity chemicals or liquid fuels with a high efficiency and atom economy.
This Special Issue embraces original research papers, reviews and commentaries focused on the current challenges in the catalytic valorization and conversion of biomass sources. Submissions are welcome especially, though not exclusively, in the following areas:
- Fundamentals and applied catalysis in the context of biorefineries.
- Catalytic routes for direct polysaccharides, lignin, and raw biomass transformation.
- Catalytic transformation of lignocellulosic platform chemicals.
- Catalytic transformation of vegetable oils, fats, algae and oleaginous chemicals.
- Catalytic upgrading technologies for bio-oils.
- Modeling aspects of the processes and mechanistic studies.
- Molecular insights in processing of biomass.
- Development of analytic tools, in situ characterization techniques.
Dr. Gabriel Morales
Dr. Jose Iglesias
Prof. Juan A. Melero
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- Biomass conversion
- Platform molecules
- Vegetable oils
- Biorefinery processes