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Keywords:

  • biomass;
  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • renewable resources;
  • sustainable chemistry
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The cover image of this Special Issue of ChemSusChem shows the philosophy behind ”CatchBio“, a public–private research consortium in the Netherlands dedicated to state-of-the-art chemistry within the field of chemocatalytic biomass conversion. Its three-stage approach involves obtaining fundamental insight in the chemistry needed to handle biomass in chemical reactors, thereby generating leads. The most promising leads are then selected by industry based on technological and socio-economic criteria. More about this methodology and the papers in this special issue can be found in the Editorial by guest editor Bert Weckhuysen on page 1559.