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Themed collection Bio-resources: feeding a sustainable chemical industry

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Front/Back Matter

List of participants

Front/Back Matter

Poster list

Paper

Plantics-GX: a biodegradable and cost-effective thermoset plastic that is 100% plant-based

Open Access Paper

Penrose triangles of the fossil-to-bio-based transition

Paper

Blend configuration in functional polymeric materials with a high lignin content

Paper

Feeding a sustainable chemical industry: do we have the bioproducts cart before the feedstocks horse?

Open Access Paper

New bio-based monomers: tuneable polyester properties using branched diols from biomass

Paper

The influence of the explosive decompression in steam-explosion pretreatment on the enzymatic digestibility of different biomasses

Open Access Paper

Automation of route identification and optimisation based on data-mining and chemical intuition

Open Access Paper

An integrated biorefinery concept for conversion of sugar beet pulp into value-added chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates

Paper

Effect of methanol in controlling defunctionalization of the propyl side chain of phenolics from catalytic upstream biorefining

Paper

Fractional conversion of microalgae from water blooms

Paper

Fast microwave-assisted acidolysis: a new biorefinery approach for the zero-waste utilisation of lignocellulosic biomass to produce high quality lignin and fermentable saccharides

Paper

Bioelectrochemical conversion of CO2 to chemicals: CO2 as a next generation feedstock for electricity-driven bioproduction in batch and continuous modes

Paper

Tunable and selective hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol and cyclopentanone over Pt supported on biomass-derived porous heteroatom doped carbon

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Challenges in the development of bio-based solvents: a case study on methyl(2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)methyl carbonate as an alternative aprotic solvent

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Developing new platform chemicals: what is required for a new bio-based molecule to become a platform chemical in the bioeconomy?

Paper

Use of near infrared spectroscopy for the rapid low-cost analysis of waste papers and cardboards

Paper

Effect of pretreatment severity on the cellulose and lignin isolated from Salix using ionoSolv pretreatment

Paper

New catalytic strategies for α,ω-diols production from lignocellulosic biomass

Paper

A study of biocatalysts based on glucose oxidase

Paper

Polysaccharide-derived mesoporous materials (Starbon®) for sustainable separation of complex mixtures

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Paper

Cellulose nanocrystals by acid vapour: towards more effortless isolation of cellulose nanocrystals

Open Access Paper

Organic waste as a sustainable feedstock for platform chemicals

Open Access Paper

Selective production of mono-aromatics from lignocellulose over Pd/C catalyst: the influence of acid co-catalysts

Paper

Selective oxidation of lignocellulosic biomass to formic acid and high-grade cellulose using tailor-made polyoxometalate catalysts

Paper

Sustainable sources need reliable standards

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Feedstock selection for polymer and chemical production: feedstock-specific recalcitrance

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Unavoidable food supply chain waste: acid-free pectin extraction from mango peel via subcritical water

Discussion

Conversion technologies: general discussion

Discussion

Bio-based materials: general discussion

Discussion

Feedstocks and analysis: general discussion

Discussion

Bio-based chemicals: general discussion

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About this collection

We are delighted to share with you a selection of the papers which will be presented at our Faraday Discussion on Bio-resources: feeding a sustainable chemical industry taking place in London, UK in June 2017. More information about the event may be found here: http://rsc.li/bioresources-fd2017. Additional articles will be added to the collection as they are published. The final versions of all the articles presented and a record of the live discussions will be published after the event.

There is a rapid growth of interest in the use of renewable resources, and in particular bio-resources for the manufacture of future, sustainable chemicals and materials. The first significant market movement in this direction was with biofuels but the rush to produce these without proper consideration of competing uses for resources and the efficiency of the manufacturing processes lead to considerable debate over the true sustainability of the products and processes.  With increasing pressure in Europe, USA and elsewhere to move towards bio-based chemicals it is essential that we underpin the bio-economy with sound and well debated science and technology and that we embrace key chemical technologies including catalysis.

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