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Catalysis applied to biomass - toward sustainable processes and chemicals

The CABiomass-II Congress was held at the Centre Pierre Guillaumat in Compiègne, 27-28 March 2014. The purpose of the Congress was to bring together experts from the French and international biomass and catalysis sectors to identify chemical and technological project ideas and establish competitive consortia that can lead to collaborative projects, potential applications and innovation in the Biorefinery sector.

The papers in this series report research based on the topics presented at the CABiomass-II Congress.

Editor: Prof Christophe Len


  1. 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), an important biobased platform chemical, is accessible by the acid catalysed conversion of biopolymers containing hexoses (cellulose, starch, inulin) and monomeric sugars derived...

    Authors: B A Fachri, R M Abdilla, C B Rasrendra and H J Heeres
    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:8
  2. Biocatalysis is a more sustainable alternative to chemical catalysis. While trying to obtain value added products from a biomass, looking beyond lignocelluloses (e.g.: marine polysaccharides, plant gums) may p...

    Authors: Joyeeta Mukherjee and Munishwar Nath Gupta
    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:7
  3. Fatty acid sugar esters are non-toxic, odorless, non-irritanting surfactants. They can be synthesized by renewable resources and are completely biodegradable in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Their applicat...

    Authors: Felipe K Sutili, Halliny S Ruela, Daniel De O Nogueira, Ivana CR Leal, Leandro SM Miranda and Rodrigo OMA De Souza
    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:6
  4. In this paper, we report for the first time a one-pot reaction enabling total transformation of lactic acid to acetic acid over a Mo-V-Nb mixed oxide catalyst having an optimal atomic ratio 19:5:1. The mechani...

    Authors: Samadhan Lomate, Benjamin Katryniok, Franck Dumeignil and Sébastien Paul
    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:5
  5. Novel attributes of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) makes it preferable over most of the other classes of modified nucleic acid analogues and therefore, it has been extensively explored in different synthetic oligon...

    Authors: Vivek K Sharma, Pallavi Rungta, Vipin K Maikhuri and Ashok K Prasad
    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:2