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Special Issue "Environmental Catalysis Processes Based on Biomass"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
In the last decade, the decline of traditional fossil fuels has led to the search and development of alternative energy sources, which must be sustainable and respectful to the environment. Among them, biomass is the only carbon-based energy source, so it is the only source with the potential to obtain energy and the most noteworthy to synthesize valuable products, which are currently formed from fossil fuels. The transformation of biomass into value-added products takes place through thermophysical and thermochemical processes using heterogeneous catalysts.
Taking into account the need to obtain valuable organic products from biomass, the focus of this Special Issue is the use of catalysts to valorize biomass. The choice of the biomass source is a key factor to obtain a sustainable process, since lignocellulosic biomass should not interfere with the food chain. In this sense, lignocellulose has emerged as a sustainable source due to its abundance and low cost to obtain fuels and chemicals. More recently, the organic waste related to the harvest, manufacture, and disposal of food has also emerged as a sustainable biomass source to obtain high value-added products.
Based on this, we would like to invite authors to publish papers and short reviews related to the use of heterogeneous catalysts in different reactions in order to obtain a platform of fuel products from the valorization of biomass.
Dr. Juan A. Cecilia
Prof. Dr. Francisco Murilo Tavares de Luna
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. Processes 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 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2019 an APC of 1400 CHF applies. 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.
- homogeneous catalyst
- heterogeneous catalysis
- valuable products