Editorial “Catalytic Biomass to Renewable Biofuels and Biomaterials”

Dr. Yi-Tong Wang (Associate Prof. at North China University of Science and Technology in Tangshan) and Prof. Zhen Fang as guest editors for the Special Issue “Catalytic Biomass to Renewable Biofuels and Biomaterials” in Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344) wrote an editorial about catalytic conversions of biomass. Renewable, clean and environmentally friendly biofuels and biomaterials applications are in line with the healthy development of the world’s energy and materials in the future. Biomass as the only renewable carbon source on Earth has been proposed as an ideal alternative to fossil resources and can be catalytically conversed to valuable products, such as hydrolysis of lignocellulosic wastes, synthesis of biodiesel and bioethanol, thermal conversions of biomass and organic wastes. This special issue contains 11 papers (1 review and 10 research articles) contributed by leading experts in the field. The articles include: catalytic conversion of glycerol to acetyl derivatives, base-catalyzed organosoly process to fractionate European larch to recover cellulose and pure lignin, co-pyrolysis of grape seeds and waste tires for bio-oils in a pilot-scale auger reactor with Ca-based catalysts, diesel and jet fuel cycloalkanes produced from cyclopentanone and furfural, macroporous cross-linked copolymers from wheat straw, 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)furan from hydroxymethylfurfural, N-containing chemicals from polyethylene terephthalate via catalytic fast pyrolysis with ammonia, co-combustion of sludge and wheat straw, biofuels from fermentation of gases by Clostridium carboxidivorans, humic acid-rich composts for applications to catalyzing redox-mediated reactions of pollutants in soils, a review on some organisms such as Clostridium carboxidivorans, C. ragsdalei, and C. ljungdahlii for the production of biofuels (e.g., ethanol and butanol) and chemicals.

These papers should be of interest to professionals in academia and industry who are working in the fields of natural renewable materials, biorefinery of lignocellulose, biofuels and environmental engineering. It can also be used as comprehensive references for university students with backgrounds of catalysis, agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, material science and environmental engineering.

Ref:

YT Wang and Zhen Fang*, Catalytic Biomass to Renewable Biofuels and Biomaterials. Catalysts 2020, 10, 480, https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10050480 .

特刊社论:生物质催化制备可再生生物燃料和生物材料

王一同博士(华北科技大学(河北唐山)副教授)和方老师在国际学术期刊Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344)上,作为特刊《催化生物质转化为可再生生物燃料和生物材料》的特约编辑,撰写了一篇关于生物质催化转化的社论。可再生、清洁、环保的生物燃料和生物材料应用符合未来世界能源和材料的健康发展。生物质作为地球上唯一的可再生碳源,被认为是化石资源的理想替代品,可以催化转化为有价值的产品,如木质纤维素废物的水解、生物柴油和生物乙醇的合成、生物质和有机废物的热转化。本期专刊共有11篇论文(1篇综述和10篇研究文章),由该领域的权威专家撰写。文章内容包括:催化甘油转化为乙酰基衍生物,碱催化有机溶剂法分离欧洲落叶松以回收纤维素和纯木质素,用钙基催化剂在中试螺旋反应器中共热解葡萄籽和废轮胎制备生物油,环戊酮和糠醛制备环烷烃柴油和喷气燃料,麦秸制大孔交联共聚物,5羟甲基糠醛制2,5-双(羟甲基)呋喃,氨气中催化塑料聚对苯二甲酸乙二醇酯快速热解制备含氮化学品,污泥和麦秸共燃,碳氧化梭菌发酵气体制备生物燃料,富腐殖酸堆肥用于催化土壤中污染物的氧化还原反应,综述了碳氧化梭菌、C.ragsdaleiC.ljungdahlii等微生物用于生产生物燃料(如乙醇和丁醇)和化学品。

这些论文应该引起学术界和工业界在天然可再生材料、木质纤维素生物精炼、生物燃料和环境工程领域工作的专业人士的兴趣。对具有催化、农业工程、化学工程、材料科学、环境工程等专业背景的大学生也具有综合参考价值。

详情可见:

YT Wang and Zhen Fang*, Catalytic Biomass to Renewable Biofuels and Biomaterials. Catalysts 2020, 10, 480, https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10050480 .

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