Special Issue "Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Derived Compounds (Carbohydrates, Furanic Derivatives, and Glycerol)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Karine De Oliveira Vigier Website E-Mail
IC2MP, UMR CNRS 7285, Université de Poitiers, 86073 Poitiers, France
Interests: catalytic conversion of carbohydrates and furanic derivatives; control of the selectivity by using alternative media (DESs, ball milling, etc.)
Guest Editor
Dr. Mickael Capron Website E-Mail
UCCS, UMR CNRS 8181, université de Lille, 59655 Villeneuve D’Ascq, France
Interests: biomass valorization for fine chemicals starting from polyols

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For several decades now, the world and, more specifically, the scientific community has been working to mitigate the inevitable decrease in fossil resources. To do this, the valorization of renewable resources such as lignocellulosic biomass and vegetable oils have received a great deal of attention. This renewable carbon can be converted to fuels or fine chemicals. Among raw materials that can be obtained from biomass, carbohydrates, furan derivatives, and glycerol have been identified as having a particular interest, due to the high availability of these resources and the wide variety of derivatives that can be obtained from them. Despite the intensive and numerous studies that have emerged in recent years, a number of points remain to be addressed before the industrialization of certain processes can take place, such as the use of unrefined products, the high concentration of water in the medium, catalyst stability, and low cost processes. In order to solve these problems, research is still needed and is of prime importance. 

Prof. Dr. Karine De Oliveira Vigier
Dr. Mickael Capron
Guest Editors

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  • biomass
  • catalysis
  • carbohydrates
  • furan derivatives
  • glycerol

Published Papers

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