Book contribution: Reaction Pathways and Mechanisms in Thermocatalytic Biomass Conversion


Guanna Li, Emiel J.M. Hensen, Evgeny A. Pidko,

Title book: “Reaction Pathways and Mechanisms in Thermocatalytic Biomass Conversion”; chapter: “Computational Chemistry of Catalytic Biomass Conversion” (Marcel Schlaf and Conrad Zhang as editors. Publisher-Springer)


Volume II presents the latest advances in catalytic hydrodeoxygenation and other transformations of some cellulosic platform chemicals to high value-added products. It presents the theoretical evaluation of the energetics and catalytic species involved in potential pathways of catalyzed carbohydrate conversion, pathways leading to the formation of humin-based by-products, and thermal pathways in deriving chemicals from lignin pyrolysis and hydrodeoxygenation. Catalytic gasification of biomass under extreme thermal conditions as an extension of pyrolysis is also discussed.

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Project Coordinator: Professor Emiel Hensen, E.J.M.Hensen@TUE.NL Project Manager: Dr Gabriela Dima, G.E.Dima@TUE.NL

NOVACAM is a coordinated EU-Japan project supported by the European Union and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 604319.