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Special Issue "Catalysis for the Production of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Prof. Flora T. T. Ng Website E-Mail
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: solid acid catalysis; clean fuels; chemicals from biomass; process intensification; esterification; transesterification; hydrogenolysis; desulfurization; hydrocracking
Prof. Ajay K. Dalai Website E-Mail
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 5A9
Interests: hydro-deoxygenation; hydrogenolysis; hydrogenation; biomass; esterification and transesterification; pyrolysis; gasification; hydrothermal treatment; Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; hydroprocessing
Green-house gas emissions and environmental concerns have led to recent research in the use of renewable feedstocks derived from biomass, waste oils, and fats as a source of fuels and chemicals. However, these feedstocks contain a large amount of oxygen functional groups. Processing these feedstocks generally requires esterification and transesterification, deoxygenation, hydrogenation, hydrogenolysis, aldol condensation and cracking reactions. In addition, the bio-oils produced through pyrolysis and hydrothermal treatment are treated through catalytic processes for producing clean fuels. In addition, syngas produced through gasification of biomass is converted to liquid fuels. The main focus of this Special Issue is to solicit recent advances in the catalytic processing of these renewable feedstocks to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals.
Prof. Flora T. T. Ng
Prof. Ajay K. Dalai
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals
- Esterification and Transesterification
- Hydrothermal Treatment Biomass
- Bio-oil and Fats