About this Research Topic
The importance of understanding the deconstruction of biomass-derived feedstocks towards valuable chemicals, fuels and related added-value products lies in the fundamental and rational design of processes, catalytic systems and methodologies able to efficiently break down these recalcitrant feedstocks. Based on these premises, a number of different approaches have been reported in literature to valorize the main three different fractions of lignocellulosics (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) using a wide range of bio- nano- and photocatalyzed protocols. These have been mostly aimed towards the production of fuels and chemicals, with lignin and cellulose been the most attractive fractions to be valorized.
Based on these premises and the relevance of the topic for biomass valorization and catalyst design based on fundamental understanding, the proposed article collection will deal with the broad topic of the design of nano- and biocatalytic systems for lignocellulosics valorization, with a particular emphasis on the valorization of hemicellulose and lignin side streams and related derived molecules.
Keywords: Nanomaterials, Catalysis, Biomass, Lignocellulosics
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