4th International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries (Catbior 2017)

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The conference will address the main issues in the dynamic field of catalysis for biorefineries, in fundamental and applied catalysis researches for biomass transformation. Special emphasis will be placed on the utilization of lignocellulosic or algal biomass and non-edible vegetable oils, which do not compete with food. It will be focused on the use of sustainable catalytic methodologies, heterogeneous and homogeneous, including hybrid or dual catalysis.


  • Catalytic routes for direct polysaccharides, lignin, and raw biomass transformation
  • Catalytic transformation of lignocellulosic platform chemicals
  • Catalytic transformation of vegetable oils, fats, algae and oleo-derived chemicals
  • Thermochemical transformations of biomass into bio-oils and related catalytic upgrading technologies for bio-oils
  • Modeling aspects of the processes and mechanistic studies
  • Development of analytic tools, in situ characterization techniques

Selected Plenary Speakers

  • Professor Johannes LERCHER, Department Chemie, TU München, Germany, Institute for Integrated Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Professor Matthew NEUROCK, Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Professor Atsushi FUKUOKA, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Japan
    "Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to soluble sugars"
  • Professor Yanqin WANG, Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, East China University of Science and Technology, China
    "Catalytic conversion of biomass to fine chemicals and fuels"


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