Special Issue "Recent Advances in Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Resources into Chemicals and Fuels"

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 243

Special Issue Editor

1. School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
2. School of Ecology and Environment, Tibet University, Lhasa 850000, China
Interests: agriculture and forestry waste; biogas technology; levulinic acid; γ-valerolactone; livestock and poultry waste; biochar; solid acid catalyst; catalytic conversion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The excessive exploitation and reckless utilization of fossil fuels have resulted in a global environmental and energy crisis. Fully developing renewable resources and building a sustainable energy system has become an inevitable development trend. As one of the environmentally friendly energy resources, biomass energy is the energy stored in biomass feedstocks by solar energy in the form of chemical energy. Biomass resources are the only large-scale non-fossil carbon source that can be processed into high value-added liquefied chemicals; therefore, strengthening the utilization of biomass resources can not only effectively alleviate the energy crisis, but also cultivate a greener modern lifestyle.

Biorefinery is an important technology for biomass conversion, which refers to the continuous production of value-added chemicals and biofuels from biomass feedstocks. The resulting biomass-derived platform molecules can be further converted into liquid biofuel components, which will gradually replace fuels synthesized from non-renewable fossil resources. Biorefinery technology is a developing field with significant demand for research in the following aspects:

  • Development of new catalysts, catalytic routes, and technologies for biomass conversion;
  • Study of new processes for obtaining fuels and chemicals from biomass;
  • Optimization of the catalyst and the reaction conditions for the process;
  • Steps further on advanced processes for improving the yield of products.

Prof. Dr. Xuebin Lv
Guest Editor

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  • catalytic processes for biomass transformation
  • new catalysts
  • liquid and gaseous biofuels production
  • synthesis of chemicals
  • syngas
  • photocatalytic
  • electrocatalysis

Published Papers

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