State-of-the-Art Catalytic Conversion of Biomass and Their Derivatives in Asia

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Hydrogen & C1 Gas Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, 141 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34114, Republic of Korea
Interests: H2 production via ammonia decomposition; CO2 hydrogenation; methanation; hydrodeoxygenation; biomass conversion
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Guest Editor
Petrochemical Catalyst Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, 141 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34114, Republic of Korea
Interests: catalysis; energy conversion; selective oxidation of methane to methane oxygenates; fuels; biomass conversion

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School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Interests: catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass for fuels; chemicals and materials; catalytic conversion of cellulose, starch or sugars into chemicals and materials; catalytic conversion of glycerol; green chemistry and engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In response to the pressing global challenges posed by the rapid depletion of fossil fuels, the escalating demand for alternative energy resources, and the imperative requirement for sustainable processes, there has been a significant focus on biomass conversion to value-added chemicals. This heightened awareness addresses the severe effects of climate change and the energy crisis. Biomass resources, comprising a diverse array of organic materials, are recognized as potentially the largest renewable global energy source. These resources can be categorized based on their original composition, source, and potential conversion technologies. Over the past decade, biomass conversion has been the subject of extensive research, encompassing catalyst innovation, establishment of reaction mechanisms, process optimization, and more.

In recent years, the focus on biomass conversion has been particularly pronounced in Asia, reflecting a growing recognition of its potential as a sustainable energy source. This Special Issue, entitled “State-of-the-Art Catalytic Conversion of Biomass and Their Derivatives in Asia”, will collect and showcase impactful manuscripts that explore the catalytic conversion of biomass and its derivatives into valuable chemicals and biofuels. Contributions from dedicated researchers at the forefront of advancing biomass catalysis are warmly welcomed.

Dr. Thien An Le
Dr. Huyen Tran Dang
Prof. Dr. Charles Xu
Guest Editors

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  • biomass conversion
  • catalysis
  • biofuels
  • renewable energy
  • green chemistry

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