Special Issue "Catalytic Processes for Green Fuels"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis Enhanced Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 85

Special Issue Editors

Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia (ITAE) del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), 98126 Messina, Italy
Interests: chemistry; catalysis; chemical engineering; environment; energy
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Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, 20500 Turku, Finland
Interests: chemical reactions engineering; biomass and bioenergy; energy technology; transport phenomena; thermochemical processes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The transition towards climate neutrality gives energy a central role, as energy is today responsible for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. To reach climate neutrality, Europe needs to decarbonise at least six times faster than what has been realised to date, increasing the share of renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency. In this scenario, bioenergy, such as the conversion of biomass (i.e., agricultural and forest wastes, organic municipal waste, energy crops, algae, CO2) into useful energy carriers, has never been more promising than now. Moreover, bioenergy, and in particular advanced biofuels and biomethane, can contribute significantly to the EU’s Green Deal objectives, for instance, to the transport energy diversification and decarbonisation of transport sectors that are difficult to electrify, also ensuring the security of energy supplies and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels imports.

Contributions to this Special Issue should cover trends in the field of advanced green fuels synthesis, including the following: i) conversion of bio-feedstock and bio-waste into novel fuels and additives through catalytic technologies; ii) thermochemical conversion technologies; iii) optimization of biofuel quality and stability. We welcome full papers, communications and review articles emphasizing the broad scope of the topic.

Dr. Alessandra Palella
Dr. Cataldo De Blasio
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • biofuels
  • catalytic processes
  • thermochemical conversion
  • bio-feedstock

Published Papers

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