Recent publications

• Justice Asomaning, Susan Haupt, Michael Chae, David C. Bressler. Recent developments in microwave-assisted thermal conversion of biomass for fuels and chemicals. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2018. 92: 642-657
• Yuhao Nie, Xiaotao Bi. Life‑cycle assessment of transportation biofuels from hydrothermal liquefaction of forest residues in British Columbia. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2018. 11:23
• Yuhao Nie, Xiaotao Bi. Techno-economic assessment of transportation biofuels from hydrothermal liquefaction of forest residues in British Columbia. Energy. 153 (2018) 464-475
• Chol G. Chol, Ravi Dhabhai, Ajay K. Dalai, Martin Reaney. Purification of crude glycerol derived from biodiesel production process: Experimental studies and techno-economic analyses. Fuel Processing Technology. 2018. 178: 78-87
• Huai Liu, Xing Tang, Weiwei Hao, Xianhai Zeng, Yong Sun, Tingzhou Lei, Lu Lin. One-pot tandem conversion of fructose into biofuel components with in-situ generated catalyst system. Journal of Energy Chemistry. 2018. 27: 375-380
• Hong Wu, Changzhu Li, Zhenmei Li, Rukuan Liu, Shuguang Deng. Simultaneous extraction of oil and tea saponin from Camellia oleifera Abel. seeds under subcritical water conditions. Fuel Processing Technology. 2018. 174: 88-94
• Changzhu Li, Jiangshan Ma, Zhihong Xiao, Stanton B. Hector, Qiang Liu. Catalytic cracking of Swida wilsoniana oil for hydrocarbon biofuel over Cu-modified ZSM-5 zeolite. Fuel. 2018. 218: 59-66
• 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
• Qian Zhang, Tiejun Wang, Yujing Weng, Huiyan Zhang, Longlong Ma. Direct conversion of simulated propene-rich bio-syngas to liquid iso-hydrocarbons via FT-oligomerization integrated catalytic process. Energy Conversion and Management. 2018. 171 :211-221
• 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 A: General. 2018. 550: 160-167
• Jie Xu, Zhenhong Yuan, Shiyan Chang. Long-term cost trajectories for biofuels in China projected to 2050. Energy. 2018.
• Qian Zhang, Tiejun Wang, Yujing Weng, Huiyan Zhang, Tharapong Vitidsant, Yuping Li, Qi Zhang, Rui Xiao, Chenguang Wang, Longlong Ma. Direct conversion of simulated propene-rich bio-syngas to liquid iso-hydrocarbons via FT-oligomerization integrated catalytic process. Energy Conversion and Management. 2018. 171: 211-221
• Xing Chen, Huiyan Zhang, Yao Song, Rui Xiao. Prediction of product distribution and bio-oil heating value of biomass fast pyrolysis. Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification. 2018.
• Huiyan Zhang, Yuna Ma, Shanshan Shao, Rui Xiao. The effects of potassium on distributions of bio-oils obtained from fast pyrolysis of agricultural and forest biomass in a fluidized bed. Applied Energy. 2017. 208: 867-877
• Shiliang Wu, Hongwei Yang, Jun Hu, Dekui Shen, Huiyan Zhang, Rui Xiao. The miscibility of hydrogenated bio-oil with diesel and its applicability test in diesel engine: A surrogate (ethylene glycol) study. Fuel Processing Technology. 2017. 161: 162-168
• Dewang Zeng, Rui Xiao, Shuai Zhang, Jimin Zeng, Zhicheng Huang. Bio-Oil Heavy Fraction as a Feedstock for Hydrogen Generation via Chemical Looping Process: Reactor Design and Hydrodynamic Analysis. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 2017. 15(1)
• Meng Wang, Biqiang Chen, Yunming Fang, Tianwei Tan. Cofactor engineering for more efficient production of chemicals and biofuels. Biotechnology Advances. 2017. 35: 1032-1039
• 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
• 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
• Meng Wang, Kaili Nie, Hao Cao, Haijun Xu, Tianwei Tan, 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
• Wenchao Ma, Bin Liu, Ruixue Zhang, Tianbao Gu, Longlong Ma, Xiangping Li. Co-upgrading of raw bio-oil with kitchen waste oil through fluid catalytic cracking (FCC). Applied Energy. 2018. 271: 233-240
• Xinghua Zhang, Wenwu Tang, Qi Zhang, Yuping Li, Longlong Ma. Production of hydrocarbon fuels from heavy fraction of bio-oil through hydrodeoxygenative upgrading with Ru-based catalyst. Fuel. 2018. 215: 825-834
• Qian Zhang, Tiejun Wang, Yuping Li, Rui Xiao, Longlong Ma. Olefin-rich gasoline-range hydrocarbons from oligomerization of bio-syngas over Ni/ASA catalyst. Fuel Processing Technology. 2017. 137: 702-710
• Xinghua Zhang, Wenwu Tang, Qi Zhang, Tiejun Wang, Longlong Ma. Hydrodeoxygenation of lignin-derived phenoic compounds to hydrocarbon fuel over supported Ni-based catalysts. Applied Energy. 2017.
• Yuping Li, Cong Zhao, Lungang Chen, Xinghua Zhang, Longlong Ma. Production of bio-jet fuel from corncob by hydrothermal decomposition and catalytic hydrogenation: Lab analysis of process and techno-economics of a pilot-scale facility. Applied Energy. 2017.
• Fei Sun, Lungang Chen, Yujing Weng, Tiejun Wang, Longlong Ma. Transformation of biomass polyol into hydrocarbon fuels in aqueous medium over Ru-Mo/CNT catalyst. Catalysis Communications. 2017. 99: 30-33
• Qiaozhi Ma, Qiyu Liu, Wenzhi Li, Longlong Ma, Qi Zhang. Catalytic depolymerization of lignin for liquefied fuel at mild condition by rare earth metals loading on CNT. Fuel Processing Technology. 2017. 161: 220-225
• Yulan Zhang, Tiejun Wang, Longlong Ma, Ning Shi, Xinjun Li. Promotional effects of Mn on SiO2-encapsulated iron-based spindles for catalytic production of liquid hydrocarbons. Journal of Catalysis. 2017. 350: 41-47
• Tiejun Wang, Qian Zhang, Mingyue Ding, Chenguang Wang, Longlong Ma. Bio-gasoline Production by Coupling of Biomass Catalytic Pyrolysis and Oligomerization Process. Energy Procedia. 2017. 105: 858-863
• Yuping Li, Lungang Chen, Xinghua Zhang, Qi Zhang, Longlong Ma. Process and Techno-economic Analysis of Bio-jet Fuel-range Hydrocarbon Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass Via Aqueous Phase Deconstruction and Catalytic Conversion. Energy Procedia. 2017. 105: 675-680
• Junling Tu, Mingyue Ding, Tiejun Wang, Longlong Ma, Gang Zhang. Direct Conversion of Bio-syngas to Gasoline Fuels over a Fe3O4@C Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalyst. Energy Procedia. 2017. 105: 82-87
• Xinghua Zhang, Wenwu Tang, Qi Zhang, Tiejun Wang, Longlong Ma. Hydrocarbons Production from Lignin-derived Phenolic Compounds over Ni/SiO2 Catalyst. Energy Procedia. 2017. 105: 518-523
• Mingyue Ding, Longlong Ma, Qian Zhang, Chenguang Wang, Tiejun Wang. Enhancement of conversion from bio-syngas to higher alcohols fuels over K-promoted Cu-Fe bimodal pore catalysts. Fuel Processing Technology. 2017. 159: 436-441
• 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. 2017. 228: 279-289
• Subhalaxmi Pradhan, Jianheng Shen, Shahram Emami, Pravakar Mohanty, S.N. Naik, Ajay K. Dalai, Martin J. T. Reaney. Synthesis of potassium glyceroxide catalyst for sustainable green fuel (biodiesel) production. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 2017. 46: 266-272
• Tao Dong, Qiang Fei, Marie Genelot, Holly Smith, Lieve Laurens, Michael Watson, Philip T. Pienkos. A novel integrated biorefinery process for diesel fuel blendstock production using lipids from the methanotroph, Methylomicrobium buryatense. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 2017. 46: 266-272
• Qiyang He, Cristiano E. Rodrigues Reis, Fei Wang and Bo Hu. Phytate extraction from coproducts of the dry-grind corn ethanol process. RSC Adv. 2017. 7: 5466–5472
• Joann Whalen, Charles (Chunbao) Xu, Fei Shen, Amit Kumar, Jinyue Yan. Sustainable biofuel production from forestry, agricultural and waste biomass feedstocks. Applied Energy. 2017. 198: 281-283
• 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


Pilot scale hydrotreating/hydrocracking reactors - at CanmetENERGY, Devon, Natural Resources Canada

    Jinwen Chen


Pilot scale cellulose ethanol production - Beijing Forestry University in collaboration with industry

   Jianxin Jiang


Liquid biofuel demonstration facility - at Henan Academy of Sciences

    Tingzhou Lei


Woody biomass to bio-jet fuel system - at the Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Longlong Ma


Reactors for bio-crude oils - at the Western University

    Chunbao Xu