Special Issue "Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Chemicals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 414
Interests: biomass conversion; nanostructured catalyst design; environmental catalysis; hydrogenation reaction; selective catalytic reduction
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In the last decade, the rapid depletion of fossil fuels has escalated the demand for renewable biomass as alternatives to chemicals and fuels. Lignocellulose, as the main component of biomass, consists of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. All these compounds can be catalytically converted to valuable chemicals and high-quality biofuel. Currently, considerable research efforts have been devoted to screening out efficient catalysts using specific model compounds as reaction substrates, which lay the foundation for the development of general catalysts for bio-oil upgrading. However, the complexity of bio-oil components and the repolymerization of phenolic compounds in thermal environments have augmented the difficulty of exploring efficient catalysts and related reaction mechanisms.
This Research Topic aims to highlight and collect the latest progress regarding novel nanostructured catalysts for the conversion of biomass and derivatives to valuable chemicals and biofuels. In this Special Issue, we welcome manuscripts related to the catalytic conversion of biomass and upgrading of bio-oil and model compounds. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Hydrogenation/hydrogenolysis/hydrodeoxygenation of biomass and derivatives to biofuels and valuable chemicals;
- Catalytic oxidation of biomass and derivatives;
- Catalytic pyrolysis of biomass to bio-oil.
Dr. Xiaofeng Wang
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- biomass conversion
- nanostructured catalysts
- biomass derivatives