Special Issue "Recent Advances in Catalytic Sustainable Processes in Biorefineries"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pedro Maireles-Torres Website E-Mail
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Crystallography and Mineralogy, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Campus de Teatinos, 29071 Málaga, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; biomass valorization; biofuels; porous materials; biosourced molecules; green chemistry; environmental catalysis
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque Website E-Mail
Department of Organic Chemistry, Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Interests: green chemistry; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterial design
Guest Editor
Dr. Manuel López-Granados Website E-Mail
Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (CSIC), Energy and Sustainable Chemistry Group, C/ Marie Curie 2, Campus de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: biomass valorization; green chemistry; environmental catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; biofuels

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomass is becoming increasingly important as a renewable feedstock for the production of biofuels, chemicals and energy, as a sustainable alternative to fossil resources. However, it is necessary to develop new technologies that allow the integrated transformation of lignocellulosic biomass, the main raw material, in biorefineries. In this context, catalysis must play a key role by making these processes more environmentally friendly and competitive. This Special Issue is aimed at covering novel and promising catalytic strategies for the conversion of biomass or biomass-derived products into valuable chemicals, including bio-based products and biofuels.

Therefore, we encourage researchers, from academia and industry, to submit their most recent scientific work on this topic. These will contribute to the development and implementation of biorefineries, paving the way towards Bioeconomy.

Prof. Dr. Pedro Maireles-Torres
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Prof. Dr. Manuel López-Granados
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • biorefinery
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • green chemistry
  • biomass valorization
  • environmental catalysis
  • biofuels
  • platform molecules

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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