Special Issue "Solid Catalysts for the Upgrading of Renewable Sources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
The use of solid catalysts for the upgrading of renewable sources gives the opportunity to combine the two main cores of green chemistry, that is, on the one hand, the setting up of sustainable processes and, on the other, the use of biomass-derived materials. Solid catalysts have taken on a leading role in traditional petrochemical processes and could, therefore, also represent a key tool in new biorefinery driven technologies.
This Special Issue will cover topics related to the preparation and use of heterogeneous catalytic systems for the transformation of renewable sources, as well as of materials deriving from agro-industrial wastes and by-products. Valorization of rest raw materials represents a crucial challenge in the roadmap to a circular economy.
At the same time, the ever-increasing importance of bioproducts, due to the acceptance and request of consumers, makes the upgrading of biomass into chemicals and materials, not only an environmental issue, but also an economical advantage.
In this Special Issue we invite the main groups involved in heterogeneous catalysis applied to renewable materials to contribute original papers, mini reviews or commentaries in order to give an overview of the state-of-the-art in this field and an interpretation of the open challenges and opportunities. The main focus will be devoted to the transformation and upgrading of:
- Lignocellulosic materials
- Vegetable oils
- Agro-industrial wastes and by-products
Dr. Nicoletta Ravasio
Dr. Federica Zaccheria
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Lignocellulosic raw materials
- Vegetable oils
- Solid Lewis acids
- Selective hydrogenation
- Bifunctional catalysis