Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Biocatalysis, enzymes, enzyme catalysis
  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Organocatalysis, catalysis in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Catalytic materials
  • Computational catalysis
  • Kinetics of catalytic reactions

It publishes a variety of article types: Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 4.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 13.0 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021

Special Issue

Advanced Catalysis for Green Fuel Production from Biomass and Wastes

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Dr. Lucília Graciosa de Sousa Ribeiro, Postdoctoral researcher

1: LSRE-LCM - Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
2: ALiCE - Associate Laboratory in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

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Research Interests: Biomass conversion; Waste valorization; Biofuels production; Sustainable processes; Heterogeneous catalysis; Carbon materials; Hydrogenation processes

About This Topic

The growing energy demands and limited fossil fuel resources together with environmental concerns have led to a significant increase in the use of non-food biomass sources. Biomass valorization based on the development of sustainable technologies and novel catalytic processes is surely a hot topic, driven by the industrial feasibility to lead to a realistic alternative to existing processes based on oil chemistry. Catalysis plays a fundamental role in the sustainable biomass processing, so advances in low-cost, eco-friendly, efficient and selective catalysts are extremely important.

This special issue, entitled “Advanced catalysis for green fuel production from biomass and wastes”, aims to present and disseminate the most recent advances related to the catalytic conversion of biomass and waste for the sustainable production of fuels. All studies (experimental and theoretical) within the scope of this Special Issue, including original research and review articles, short communications, and perspective articles, are invited for submission.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Catalytic biomass conversion to fuels
  • Waste recycling to fuels
  • Physico-chemical biomass and residues analysis
  • Design of novel reaction routes and process schemes
  • Carbon-based catalysts
  • Characterization techniques for catalyst studying
  • Green fuel synthesis
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) analysis


  • Biomass valorization
  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Carbon materials
  • Green fuels
  • Sustainable processes
  • Carbon neutrality
  • Waste to fuels

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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