Special Issue on low-carbon and green chemicals and materials

Published 04 January, 2023


There is mounting evidence of a link between the risks of climate change and the increasing concentration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. To mitigate the devastating impact of climate change on nearly every aspect of human life and the environment, there has been an urgent call globally to reduce carbon emissions. Reducing anthropogenic carbon emissions is a massive project that requires a systematic paradigm shift in all human activities, especially resource utilization to produce the chemicals and materials essential to social and economic development. This prompted us to hold the technical forum Low-carbon Green Development and Engineering Thermochemistry in Shenyang, China, from 24 to 25 November, 2022. This event was sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China and the Liaoning Provincial Government. Twelve elite researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and China presented at the forum on various topics concerning low-carbon and green thermochemical processes, and the preparation of chemicals and materials.

From this forum, we are pleased to publish a special issue on Low-carbon and Green Chemicals and Materials in the journal Resources Chemicals and Materials (RCM). All of our colleagues, including presenters and attendees of the forum, are cordially invited to submit their manuscript(s) to this special issue. We invite review articles and original contributions in all areas of low-carbon and green transformation of diversified natural, fossil, and secondary resources to chemicals and materials, including but not limited to their creation, production, utilization, and characterization. All submissions will follow the same peer review process as regular papers and, when accepted, will be published as open access without charges.

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 30 April 2023

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online, please select SI: low-carbon on submission.

Managing Guest Editor

  • Chunbao Xu, Western University, Canada. Email: cxu6@uwo.ca

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