Recent publications

• Dong Tian, Fei Shen, Jinguang Hu, Scott Renneckar, Jack N. Saddler. Enhancing bacterial cellulose production via adding mesoporous halloysite nanotubes in the culture medium. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2018. 198: 191-196
• Atif Muhmood, Shubiao Wu, Jiaxin Lu, Zeeshan Ajmal, Hongzhen Luo, Renjie Dong. Nutrient recovery from anaerobically digested chicken slurry via struvite: Performance optimization and interactions with heavy metals and pathogens. Science of The Total Environment. 2018. 635: 1-9
• Haotian Wu, Renjie Dong, Shubiao Wu. Exploring low-cost practical antifoaming strategies in the ammonia stripping process of anaerobic digested slurry. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2018. 344: 228-235
• Jianbin Guo, Xian Cui, Hui Sun, Qian Zhao, Xiaoyu Wen, Changle Pang, Renjie Dong. Effect of glucose and cellulase addition on wet-storage of excessively wilted maize stover and biogas production. Bioresource Technology. 2018. 259: 198-206
• Jing Zhao, Maria Westerholm, Wei Qiao, Dongmin Yin, Shaojie Bi, Mengmeng Jiang, Renjie Dong. Impact of temperature and substrate concentration on degradation rates of acetate, propionate and hydrogen and their links to microbial community structure. Bioresource Technology. 2018. 256: 44-52
• Simon M. Wandera, Wei Qiao, Dalal E. Algapani, Shaojie Bi, Renjie Dong. Searching for possibilities to improve the performance of full scale agricultural biogas plants. Renewable Energy. 2018. 116: 720-727
• Dalal E. Algapani, Wei Qiao, Francesca di Pumpo, David Bianchi, Simon Wandera, Renjie Dong. Long-term bio-H2 and bio-CH4 production from food waste in a continuous two-stage system: Energy efficiency and conversion pathways. Bioresource Technology. 2018. 248: 204-213
• Xuebing Zhao, Jialong Wen, Hongmei Chen, Dehua Liu. The fate of lignin during atmospheric acetic acid pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse and the impacts on cellulose enzymatic hydrolyzability for bioethanol production. Renewable Energy. 2018. 128: 200-209
• Xingguo Tian, Lingmei Dai, Dehua Liu, Wei Du. Improved lipase-catalyzed methanolysis for biodiesel production by combining in-situ removal of by-product glycerol. Fuel. 2018. 232: 45-50
• Dong Liu, Zhengjiao Yang, Ping Wang, Huanqing Niu, Pingkai Ouyang. Towards acetone-uncoupled biofuels production in solventogenic Clostridium through reducing power conservation. Metabolic Engineering. 2018. 47: 102-112
• Xin Wang, Nana Xu, Shewei Hu, Jianming Yang, Qian Gao, Sheng Xu, Kequan Chen, Pingkai Ouyang. d-1,2,4-Butanetriol production from renewable biomass with optimization of synthetic pathway in engineered Escherichia coli. Bioresource Technology. 2018. 250: 406-412
• Lingfeng Long, Dong Tian, Rui Zhai, Xun Li, Yu Zhang, Jinguang Hu, Fei Wang, Jack Saddler. Thermostable xylanase-aided two-stage hydrolysis approach enhances sugar release of pretreated lignocellulosic biomass. Bioresource Technology. 2018. 257: 334-338
• Mingli He, Meng Wang, Guanglu Tang, Yunming Fang, Tianwei Tan. From medium chain fatty alcohol to jet fuel: Rational integration of selective dehydration and hydro-processing. Applied Catalysis. 2018. 550: 160-167
• Di Cai, Qiangqiang Zhu, Changjing Chen, Song Hu, Tianwei Tan. Fermentation–pervaporation–catalysis integration process for bio-butadiene production using sweet sorghum juice as feedstock. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2018. 82: 137-143
• Yaoning Chen, Yanrong Chen, Yuanping Li, Yanxin Wu, Fuzao Zhu, Guangming Zeng, Jiachao Zhang, Hui Li. Application of Fenton pretreatment on the degradation of rice straw by mixed culture of Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Aspergillus niger. Industrial Crops & Products. 2018. 112: 290-295.
• Wen Wang, Xuesong Tan, Qiang Yu, Qiong Wang, Zhenhong Yuan. Effect of stepwise lignin removal on the enzymatic hydrolysis and cellulase adsorption. Industrial Crops and Products. 2018. 122: 16-22
• Ying Li, Lianhua Li, Yongming Sun, Zhenhong Yuan. Bioaugmentation strategy for enhancing anaerobic digestion of high C/N ratio feedstock with methanogenic enrichment culture. Bioresource Technology. 2018. 261: 188-195
• Qiang Yu, Long Chen, Wen Wang, Qiong Wang, Zhenhong Yuan. Impact of blending on hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation of garden wastes. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2018. 190: 36-43
• Changlin Miao, Lingmei Yang, Zhongming Wang, Wen Luo, Zhenhong Yuan. Lipase immobilization on amino-silane modified superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles as biocatalyst for biodiesel production. Fuel. 2018. 224: 774-782
• Xihui Kang, Yongming Sun, Lianhua Li, Xiaoying Kong, Zhenhong Yuan. Improving methane production from anaerobic digestion of Pennisetum Hybrid by alkaline pretreatment. Bioresource Technology. 2018. 255: 205-212
• Qiong Wang, Xinshu Zhuang, Wen Wang, Xuesong Tan, Zhenhong Yuan. Rapid and simultaneous production of furfural and cellulose-rich residue from sugarcane bagasse using a pressurized phosphoric acid-acetone-water system. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2018. 334: 698-706
• Wanwu Li, Habiba Khalid, Zhe Zhu, Ruihong Zhang, Guangqing Liu, Chang Chen, Eva Thorin. Methane production through anaerobic digestion: Participation and digestion characteristics of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Applied Energy. 2018. 226: 1219-1228
• Ziyi Yang, Wen Wang, Yanfeng He, Ruihong Zhang, Guangqing Liu. Effect of ammonia on methane production, methanogenesis pathway, microbial community and reactor performance under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions. Renewable Energy. 2018. 125: 915-925
• Chao Liu, Gang Luo, Wen Wang, Yanfeng He, Guangqing Liu. The effects of pH and temperature on the acetate production and microbial community compositions by syngas fermentation. Fuel. 2018. 224: 537-544
• Xiaoying Liu, Habiba Khalid, Farrukh Raza Amin, Xinxin Ma, Guangqing Liu. Effects of hydraulic retention time on anaerobic digestion performance of food waste to produce methane as a biofuel. Environmental Technology & Innovation. 2018.
• Jian Shen, Hu Yan, Ruihong Zhang, Guangqing Liu, Chang Chen. Characterization and methane production of different nut residue wastes in anaerobic digestion. Renewable Energy. 2018. 116: 835-841
• Chen Zhao, Xinyue Cui, Yan Liu, Ruihong Zhang, Guangqing Liu. Maximization of the methane production from durian shell during anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 238: 433-438
• Ying Pan, Md. Asraful Alam, Zhongming Wang, Dalong Huang, Zhenhong Yuan. One-step production of biodiesel from wet and unbroken microalgae biomass using deep eutectic solvent. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 238: 157-163
• Yunyun Liu, Bin Zhang, Wen Wang, Minchao He, Zhenhong Yuan. Evaluation of the solvent water effect on high solids saccharification of alkali-pretreated sugarcane bagasse. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 235: 12-17
• Huijuan Xu, Cuiyi Liang, Zhenhong Yuan, Jingliang Xu, Ying Guo. A study of CO/syngas bioconversion by Clostridium autoethanogenum with a flexible gas-cultivation system. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 2017. 101: 24-29
• Wen Wang, Xiaoyan Chen, Xuesong Tan, Qiong Wang, Zhenhong Yuan. Feasibility of reusing the black liquor for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 228: 235-240
• Meng Wang, Biqiang Chen, Yunming Fang, Tianwei Tan. Cofactor engineering for more efficient production of chemicals and biofuels. Biotechnology Advances. 2017. 35: 1032-1039
• Sonil Nanda, Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, John C. McDermott, Ajay K. Dalai, Janusz A. Kozinski. Fermentative production of butanol: Perspectives on synthetic biology. New Biotechnology. 2017. 37: 210-221
• Linfeng Kou, Yanliang Song, Xu Zhang, Tianwei Tan. Comparison of four types of energy grasses as lignocellulosic feedstock for the production of bio-ethanol. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 241: 424-429
• Bin Chao, Ruiliang Liu, Xueling Zhang, Xu Zhang, Tianwei Tan. Tannin extraction pretreatment and very high gravity fermentation of acorn starch for bioethanol production. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 241: 900-907
• Meng Wang, Kaili Nie, Hao Cao, Haijun Xu, Yunming Fang, Tianwei Tan, Jan Baeyens, Luo Liu. Biosynthesis of medium chain length alkanes for bio-aviation fuel by metabolic engineered Escherichia coli. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 239: 542-545
• Meng Wang, Mingli He, Yunming Fang, Jan Baeyens, Tianwei Tan. The Ni-Mo/γ-Al2O3 catalyzed hydrodeoxygenation of FAME to aviation fuel. Catalysis Communications. 2017. 100: 237-241
• Hairui Ji, Yanliang Song, Xu Zhang, Tianwei Tan. Using a combined hydrolysis factor to balance enzymatic saccharification and the structural characteristics of lignin during pretreatment of Hybrid poplar with a fully recyclable solid acid. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 238: 575-581
• Hao Chen, Kequan Chen, Jie Fu, Xiuyang Lu, He Huang, Pingkai Ouyang. Water-mediated promotion of the catalytic conversion of oleic acid to produce an alternative fuel using Pt/C without a H2 source. Catalysis Communications. 2017. 98: 26-29
• Ping Ni, Tao Lyu, Hao Sun, Renjie Dong, Shubiao Wu. Liquid digestate recycled utilization in anaerobic digestion of pig manure: Effect on methane production, system stability and heavy metal mobilization. Energy. 2017. 141: 1695-1704
• Dalal E. Algapani, Jing Wang, Wei Qiao, Min Su, Renjie Dong. Improving methane production and anaerobic digestion stability of food waste by extracting lipids and mixing it with sewage sludge. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 144: 996-1005
• Deniz Akgul, Timothy Abbott, Cigdem Eskicioglu. Assessing iron and aluminum-based coagulants for odour and pathogen reductions in sludge digesters and enhanced digestate dewaterability. Science of The Total Environment. 2017. 598: 881-888
• Maria Solé-Bundó, Cigdem Eskicioglu, Marianna Garfí, Hélène Carrère, Ivet Ferre. Anaerobic co-digestion of microalgal biomass and wheat straw with and without thermo-alkaline pretreatment. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 237: 89-98
• Deniz Akgul, Monica Angela Cella, Cigdem Eskicioglu. Influences of low-energy input microwave and ultrasonic pretreatments on single-stage and temperature-phased anaerobic digestion (TPAD) of municipal wastewater sludge. Energy. 2017. 123: 271-282
• Lei Dong, Ruchun Wu, Xuebing Zhao, Dehua Liu. Phenomenological modeling and evaluation of formic acid pretreatment of wheat straw with an extended combined severity factor for biomass fractionation and enzymatic saccharification to produce bioethanol. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2017. 81: 140-149
• Xingguo Tian, Xin Chen, Lingmei Dai, Wei Du, Dehua Liu. A novel process of lipase-mediated biodiesel production by the introduction of dimethyl carbonate. Catalysis Communications. 2017. 101: 89-92
• Liangliang Lv, Lingmei Dai, Wei Du, Dehua Liu. Effect of water on lipase NS81006-catalyzed alcoholysis for biodiesel production. Process Biochemistry. 2017. 58: 239-244
• Yi Ding, Bo Du, Xuebing Zhao, J. Y. Zhu, Dehua Liu. Phosphomolybdic acid and ferric iron as efficient electron mediators for coupling biomass pretreatment to produce bioethanol and electricity generation from wheat straw. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 228: 279-289
• Zhen Chen, Jinhai Huang, Yao Wu, Wenjun Wu, Ye Zhang, Dehua Liu. Metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum for the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid from glucose and xylose. Metabolic Engineering. 2017. 39: 151-158
• Lingfeng Long, Dong Tian, Jinguang Hu, Fei Wang, Jack Saddler. A xylanase-aided enzymatic pretreatment facilitates cellulose nanofibrillation. Bioresource Technology. 2017. 243: 898-904
• Shouliang Yi, Yinhua Wan. Separation performance of novel vinyltriethoxysilane (VTES)-g-silicalite-1/PDMS/PAN thin-film composite membrane in the recovery of bioethanol from fermentation broths by pervaporation. Journal of Membrane Science. 2017. 524: 132-140
• Qiyang He, Cristiano E. Rodrigues Reis, Fei Wang, Bo Hu. Phytate extraction from coproducts of the dry-grind corn ethanol process. RSC Adv. 2017. 7: 5466-5472
• Xuebing Zhao, Wei Liu, Yulin Deng, J. Y. Zhu. Low-temperature microbial and direct conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to electricity: Advances and challenges. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2017. 71: 268-282
• Song Tang, Rukuan Liu, Fubao Fuelbiol Sun, Chunying Dong, Rui Wang, Zhongyao Gao, Zhanying Zhang, Zhihong Xiao, Changzhu Li, Hui Li. Bioprocessing of tea oil fruit hull with acetic acid organosolv pretreatment in combination with alkaline H2O2. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2017. 10:86.


Bioreactor Technology Group - at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan

    Cigdem Eskicioglu


Fermentation and photobioreactors - at East China University of Science and Technology

    Yuanguang Li


Woody biomass pretreatment for bioconversion - at the University of British Columbia

    Jack Saddler


Fermentation reactors - at the University of Alberta

    David Bressler


Fermentation system for biofuels and bio-products - at Tsinghua University

    Dehua Liu, Xuebing Zhao


Membrane materials and technology facilities - at the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Yinhua Wan