Biorefineries are becoming increasingly important in providing sustainable routes for chemical industry processes. The establishment of bio-economic models, based on biorefineries for the creation of innovative products with high added value, such as biochemicals and bioplastics, allows the development of “green chemistry” methods in synergy with traditional chemistry. This reduces the heavy dependence on imports and assists the development of economically and environmentally sustainable production processes, that accommodate the huge investments, research and innovation efforts.
This book explores the most effective or promising catalytic processes for the conversion of biobased components into high added value products, as platform chemicals and intermediates. With a focus on heterogeneous catalysis, this book is ideal for researchers working in catalysis and in green chemistry.
Table of ContentsCatalysts for Co-processing Biomass in Oil Refining Industry; Catalytic Processes and Catalyst Development in Biorefining; Catalysts for Depolymerization of Biomass; Advances in Catalytic Processes of Microalgae Conversion into Biofuels and Chemicals; Catalysts for Biofuels Production; Catalytic Upgrading of Bio-oils; Noble Metal Based Bimetallic Catalysts for the Catalytic Hydrotreatment of Phenolic Model Components for (Pyrolytic) Lignins; Microwaves in the Catalytic Valorisation of Biomass Derivatives; Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production; Biochar Production, Activation and Application as a Promising Catalyst