Special Issue "Perspectives in Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis, Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation, and Catalytic Fast Hydropyrolysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Inés Moreno García Website E-Mail
Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group, ESCET, Rey Juan Carlos University, 28933, Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Interests: catalysis; biomass; micro/mesoporous materials; hierarchical zeolites; pyrolysis; hydrodeoxygenation; bio-refineries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomass coming from lignocellulose (crops and forest residues) as well as municipal wastes is currently considered the most readily available alternative carbon source for advanced biofuel and raw chemicals production because of its abundance, low cost, and the fact that it does not compete with the food sector. Several processes have been developed to convert biomass into a liquid energy carrier, known as bio-oil, and fast pyrolysis is one of the most efficient and cost-effective alternatives. Pyrolysis bio-oil can be used for heating, electricity generation, and chemicals production. However, its direct use as transport fuel is limited as a consequence of its high content of water and oxygenated organic compounds (carboxylic acids, phenolic derivatives, aldehydes, sugars, lignin oligomers, etc.), which results in some undesirable properties, such as low heating value, high corrosivity and viscosity, and a significant tendency to polymerize during storage. For that, pyrolysis bio-oils should undergo an upgrading process to achieve transportation fuel specifications. In this context, catalytic fast pyrolysis, catalytic hydrodeoxygenation, and catalytic fast hydropyrolysis are considered the most promising technologies to obtain high quality products from biomass. With this background, the present Special Issue covers new advances of research in the described areas, including novel catalysts development, catalyst deactivation/regeneration studies, new upgrading chemistry and reactors design, large scale implementation, etc., and all manuscripts with outstanding results in this fields are welcome to be submitted.

Dr. Inés Moreno García
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biomass
  • Lignocellulose
  • Municipal wastes
  • Pyrolysis
  • Catalyst
  • Bio-oil
  • Hydropyrolysis
  • Hydrodeoxygenration
  • Advanced biofuels
  • Biochemicals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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