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A step forward towards sustainable bio refinery with heterogeneous catalysis

Intensive utilization of fossil resources in the past century led to the current environmental problems In this regards, a transition towards more sustainable society with circular bio economy based on non edible renewable resources, e g lignocellulosic biomass, are greatly need it Lignocellulosic biomass consists of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, represents the most abundant and low cost one. Additionally, the multi functionalities of lignocellulosic biomass, e g -OH, -C=O, -COOH and -R-O-R-, gives it the potential to be used in a wide range of applications For this goal, biorefinery as an
engineering concept for producing a wide range of valuable bio based building blocks from wet waste lignocellulosic biomass was proposed The biorefinery is linking the field of heterogeneous catalyst design and sustainable chemical processes engineering Hence, the lecture will be focusing in the synthesis of sustainable multifunctional solid catalysts that functional groups and water tolerant for an integrated continuous flow process to valorize lignocellulosic biomass towards production of fine chemicals with low environmental impact and cost.