1. Synthesis and application of nano-catalysts, including catalyze jatropha oil for biodiesel, hydrothermal synthesis of lactic acid from glycerol and catalyze hydrolysis of lignocellulose to fermentable sugar production;
2. Hydrothermal hydrolysis of cellulose, wood cellulose to fermentable sugars, organic acids, etc.;
3. Acidic ionic liquid catalysts applications (high-efficiency catalytic hydrolysis of wood cellulose);
4. Precious metal catalysts synthesis and its catalytic preparation of hydrogen from biomass;
5. Microbial fermentation of glycerol into lactic acid, propylene glycol and other chemicals, microbial fermentation of cellulose hydrolysis products into alcohols, ketones, organic acids and other secondary metabolites;
6. Development and application of lignin.