Giancarmelo Stamilla is addressing the sustainability issues associated with sorbitol synthesis, a widely used sweetener, by proposing a novel one-pot process using carbonated water, hydrogen, and reusable catalysts like active carbons, eliminating the need for corrosive acids. This eco-friendly and low-cost method not only facilitates the conversion of cellulose to sorbitol but also provides an efficient way to repurpose cellulose sources, including paper waste, while contributing to carbon dioxide disposal.

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