Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Catalysts and Processes for Synthesis of Green Fuels

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 302

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Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, GR-26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; synthesis and characterization of porous materials; catalyst preparation; surface characterization; catalytic oil upgrading processes; environmental catalysis; photocatalysis; development of catalysts for biofuel production
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Mountain Research Centre (CIMO), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; magnetic nanocatalysts; carbon-based materials; design, preparation, and characterization of catalysts; advanced oxidation processes; environmental catalysis; catalytic wet peroxide oxidation; valorization of sub-products; chemical engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The effects of greenhouse gases on climate change are of great concern to the international community. Fossil fuel consumption is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and the availability of fossil fuels is predicted to decrease in the near future. Therefore, the adoption and utilization of green fuels are among the more promising solutions proposed to address the abovementioned problems.

Green fuels are renewable net-zero carbon fuels that lessen the effects of fuel consumption for road transport and energy production, as well as marine and aviation transport, on climate change. The following kinds of green fuels present serious sustainability advantages:

  1. Green hydrogen produced in electrolyzers powered by wind or photovoltaic facilities;
  2. Biofuels produced by the utilization of waste biomass and green hydrogen;
  3. E-fuels produced by the utilization of CO2 fixed from the atmosphere;
  4. Solar fuels produced via artificial photosynthesis;
  5. Biofuels produced using biotechnology methods;
  6. Biofuels produced using biomass rather than hydrogen.

The development of catalysts (homogeneous, heterogeneous, biocatalysts, photo-catalysts etc.) and other materials (e.g. electro-catalysts and electrolyte membranes for fuel cells and electrolyzers) used in green fuels production is decisive for commercialization of relevant processes. In addition, modification of traditional processes and the adventure of new ones are expected to bust further the green fuels synthesis.

This Special Issue aspires to collect and highlight pioneering research efforts concerning functional materials and processes related with the green fuels synthesis. In this context, we welcome research articles, communications and review article submissions.

Prof. Dr. Christos Kordulis
Prof. Dr. Helder T. Gomes
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  • green fuels
  • green hydrogen
  • e-fuels
  • solar fuels
  • biofuels
  • biomass valorization
  • catalysts

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