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Online ISSN: 1867-3899
Cover Picture: Recent Advances in the Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose (ChemCatChem 1/2011)
The cover picture shows a filmstrip illustrating the bright future of cellulosic biomass as a sustainable feedstock for producing valuable chemicals and biofuels. We are, however, still far away from cost-effective, large-scale catalytic applications and the state-of-the-art is still frequently hampered by the notorious recalcitrance of the polymeric biomolecules. In their Minireview on p. 82 ff., Van de Vyver et al. make an attempt to capture the wide range of recent developments in this area, and they speculate on possible future directions with a primary focus on the role of heterogeneous catalysis.