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Special Issue "Advances in Biofuels and Green Catalysts"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 283

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: green catalysis
Prof. Dr. Boulahya Khalid
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Químicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: material characterization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years numerous proposals have been put forward to combat climate change, but one that keeps coming back is the Green New Deal, a movement that seeks to save the planet for new generations through sustainable growth.

The "Green Pact" is one of the EU's most ambitious commitments to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent. Among its fundamental principles is the emphasis on ensuring a secure and affordable energy supply based on renewable sources. In this context, biofuels emerge as potential candidates to replace petroleum based fuels and play an important role in achieving the very demanding renewable energy targets. The green catalysis is at the heart of this process, promoting the adequacy of renewable energy production in line with the Green Deal principles. Advanced biofuels, derived from renewable sources, are heavily favoured but require further research and development to reach their full commercial potential.

Furthermore, observing and understanding the phenomena associated with reaction mechanisms and catalyst deactivation in molecular catalysis is a very difficult task in green chemistry.

Consequently, the development and study of new green catalysts including mechanisms at the molecular level for biofuel production continues to be an important issue in bioenergy research.

This Special Issue seeks high-quality research work and critical reviews on the latest advances in fundamental research in biofuels production and all types of green catalysis.

Prof. Dr. Abderrahim Bouaid
Prof. Dr. Boulahya Khalid
Guest Editors

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  • biofuels
  • green catalysts
  • enzymatic catalysis
  • renewable energy
  • catalytic mecanism
  • green chemistry
  • integrated biorefinery

Published Papers

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