Special Issue on Advances in Catalysis Science and Technologies for Biomass Conversion to Bioenergy and Biofuels

Submission Deadline: May. 25, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Yang Xiao
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
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    • Zhi-Jian Zhao
      Tianjing University, Tianjing, China
    • Guomin Xiao
      Southeast University, Nanjing, China
    • Qinglin Su
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
    • Zhenhua Zeng
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
    • Yuan Wang
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • Introduction

    A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary catalytic processes rather than by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, e.g. coal and petroleum. If the source biomass can regrow quickly, the resulting fuel is renewable energy. Biofuels can be produced from plants (i.e. energy crops), or from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes. Renewable biofuels generally involve contemporary carbon fixation, such as those that occur in plants or microalgae through the process of photosynthesis. Other renewable biofuels are made through the use or conversion of biomass (usually plants or plant-derived materials). Biofuels and bioenergy include four revolutionary generations as follows, first-generation or conventional biofuels are made from food crops grown on arable land; second-generation biofuels are manufactured from various types of non-food crops on arable land; third-generation biofuels are prepared from algae resources using non-arable land; and fourth-generation biofuels use genetically modified algae to enhance biofuel production. In recent two decades, catalysis science and technologies for the production of the above four generations of biofuels from various biomass resources have been intensively and extensively developed.
    In this special issue, review articles, regular research papers, and short communications will focus on the recent advances in catalysis science and technologies for biomass conversion to bioenergy and biofuels. In particular, review articles that cover insight into a specific catalytic biomass conversion (e.g. bio-oil upgrading, lignin hydro-pyrolysis, biosugar to biofuels) are encouraged.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Heterogeneous catalysts
    2. Homogeneous catalysts
    3. Catalysis science and reaction engineering
    4. Biomass conversion to biofuels and bioenergy
    5. Bio-oil
    6. renewable energy
    7. Biodiesel and Bioethanol
    8. First-generation biofuels
    9. Second-generation biofuels
    10. Third-generation biofuels
    11. Fourth-generation biofuels

    Relevant topics that would be considered for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajche.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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