“Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Bifunctional Catalysts” Published

“Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Bifunctional Catalysts” (Hardcover ISBN978-981-10-5136-4) edited by Profs. Zhen Fang and Richard L. Smith Jr., and Dr. Hu Li is published by Springer:


Catalytic processes in multiple steps are typically required in the selective conversion of biomass derivatives into value-added chemicals and biofuels. Much effort has been made in the past decades toward the integration of different types of catalytic transformations with a bifunctional catalyst to improve reaction efficiency, enhance product selectivity, and promote specific reaction pathways. This book provides state-of-the-art reviews, current research, prospects, and challenges of production of platform chemicals (e.g., hexose, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, furfural, and levulinic acid) and liquid biofuels (e.g.,biodiesel, 2,5-dimethylfuran, 2-methylfuran, and γ-valerolactone) from sustainable biomass resources with cooperative catalytic processes that include heterogeneous bifunctional chemocatalysis (acid-base, Bronsted-Lewis acid, and metal-acid) and combined bio-/chemo-catalytic routes. Fundamentals of bifunctional catalysis and catalysts, characterization reaction mechanism/pathways, methods for heterogeneous catalysts, the impact of catalyst design on the reactivity, and catalytic process integration are introduced. The application of biomass-derived compounds for the synthesis of commodity chemicals and liquid transportation fuels via various catalytic routes is also covered.

This book is the eighth book of the series entitled “Biofuels and Biorefineries,” and it contains 12 chapters contributed by leading experts in the field.

The text should be of interest to students, researchers, academicians, and industrialists who are working in the areas of catalysis, catalyst design, renewable energy, environmental and chemical sciences, engineering, resource development, biomass processing, sustainability, materials, biofuels, and chemical industries.



    由方真老师,日本东北大学Richard L. Smith Jr.教授和李虎博士主编的新书《Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Bifunctional Catalysts,最近由斯普林格公司出版发行。(精装,390页, Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-5136-4, 2017)(http://www.springer.com/cn/book/9789811051364)。



   该书是斯普林格系列丛书“生物燃料和生物炼制- Biofuels and Biorefineries”(方真老师担任该丛书总编辑)出版的第八本专著,也是方真老师自2009年以来,编著出版的第十五部英语专著。