Special Issue "Catalysts for the Production of Chemicals or Fuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 315

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ION2), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
Interests: catalysts; photocatalysis; nano-composites; wastewater treatment
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Center of Excellence in Catalysis for Bioenergy and Renewable Chemicals, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Phyathai Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption; biomass conversion into biofuels and biochemicals
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Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
Interests: nanomaterials and their applications such as: renewable energy; water and wastewater treatments; photocatalysis, synthesis, characterization and study of inorganic semiconductors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lignocellulosic biomass-based heterogeneous catalysts produced from biomass are receiving much attention from researchers, as biomass a renewable resource from plants mainly composed of polysaccharides (cellulose and hemicelluloses) and aromatic polymer (lignin). It can be better managed and utilized for various applications, such as in value-added chemicals and fuels. The extensive application of activated carbon from biomass in industrial processes, which is used as a catalyst's support, is due to its cost being lower than silica, activated alumina, and zeolites.

Together with the global economic evaluation and the expansion of the automobile industry sectors, researchers consistently provide the most remarkable discoveries and inventions to produce valuable alternative chemicals to replace the existing ones. Biodegradable chemicals and biofuels have gained popularity worldwide because they are renewable and energy efficient, and are primarily made from crop waste and recycled resources. Biofuels are one of the best alternatives to conventional fossil fuels. Their use is growing worldwide; they are highly biodegradable, have minimal toxicity, and have almost zero emissions of sulfates, aromatic compounds, and other chemical substances that are harmful to the environment.

Dr. Umer Rashid
Dr. Chawalit Ngamcharussrivichai
Dr. Fahad A. Alharthi
Guest Editors

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  • lignocellulose
  • green nanocatalysts
  • nanocomposite
  • magnetic nanocatalysts
  • valuable chemicals
  • biomass pyrolysis
  • biodiesel
  • bioethanol
  • jet biofuels

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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