Special Issue "Catalytic Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editor

Department of Environmental Engineering, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 38453, Republic of Korea
Interests: green chemistry; biomass conversion; waste treatment; plastics treatment; catalytic upgrading; analytical pyrolysis; micro plastics analysis; material characterization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Owing to the increased concern for climate change and oil shortage, carbon-neutral society has become an important research topic. Although various kinds of strong strategies are being suggested to realize a carbon-neutral society, the additional use of carbon capture and utilization (CCU) and biomass is being suggested as an essential process to achieve carbon-neutral targets. Among many technologies, catalytic pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass occupies important research because it can increase the value of final products as fuel or chemical feedstock. Many kinds of catalytic research using metals, zeolites, base catalysts, natural inorganics, etc., are being introduced in recent years. However, several limitations on the product quality and operation cost make us consider additional research to increase product selectivity and catalyst life. This Special Issue is dedicated to topics such as the catalytic pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass and/or catalytic upgrading of biomass pyrolysis products via various technologies, catalytic pyrolysis, ex situ upgrading of pyrolysis products, co-feeding of hydrogen efficient feedstock, hydrodeoxygenation, hydrogenation, etc.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Reviews, communications, and full research papers related to catalyst use in the value addition of biomass fuel are especially welcome.

Prof. Dr. Young-Min Kim
Guest Editor

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  • lignocellulosic biomass
  • catalytic pyrolysis
  • catalytic upgrading
  • hydrodeoxygenation
  • bio-oil
  • catalyst deactivation
  • catalyst life-time
  • catalytic co-pyrolysis

Published Papers

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