Chunfei Wu


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Research Interests

  • Energy/chemicals production from thermo-chemical conversion of renewable and waste resources (biomass, plastics, waste glycerol, food waste etc.)
  • Heterogeneous catalyst development and application for hydrogen and syngas production
  • CO2 in-situ capture during thermo-chemical processing
  • Carbon nanotubes production from waste and renewable hydrocarbons
  • CO2 capture using solid sorbents and catalytic conversion of CO2 into chemicals (e.g. CH4)


2020-2021 Innovate UK (£162,975) (Ref: 29478)

Advanced Battery Thermal Control and Thermal Run-Away Cascading Prevention System Using Thermal Phase Change Materials

2020-2022 Royal Society K.C. Wong International Fellowship (£67,000) (Ref:NIF\R1\191817)

Renewable syngas production with low contents of tar and fine particulates from biomass gasification using metal/ceramic multifunctional catalyst (Host PI at QUB)

2020-2023 EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019 (€874,000) (Ref:872102)

Advanced Zeolite Catalysis for Sustainable Biorefinery towards Value-added Chemicals, Co-I (PI at Queen’s University Belfast).

2019-2022 EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 (€846,000) (Ref: 823745)

Project Coordinator, Biomass gasification with negative carbon emission through innovative CO2 capture and utilisation and integration with energy storage. The project has 15 partners.

2018 – EPSRC SuperGen Bioenergy Hub (£50, 000)

Novel and integrated low carbon process combining the gasification of waste biomass and plasma-catalytic reforming for the production of sustainable aviation biofuels, Co-I, collaborated with University of Liverpool.

2017 – 2019 EPSRC (£200,000)

Microwave-assisted upgrading of fast pyrolysis bio-oil using structured zeolites on microwave-absorbing foam supports (EP/R000670/1), Co-I, collaborated with University of Manchester

2016 – 2017 International Exchange Scheme - Royal Society, (£7,400)

Upgrading of bio-oil produced from biomass pyrolysis, Principal Investigator, collaborated with Southeast University.

2015 – 2016 EPSRC SuperGen Bioenergy Hub (£19,761)

Catalytic ultrasound pre-treatment of pyrolysis oil, Principal Investigator

2015 – 2017 EPSRC (£911,539)

Novel low energy plasma/catalytic gas cleaning process to deliver high quality syngas from the gasification of waste biomass (EP/M013162/1)

Named Researcher and Principal Investigator in Hull in 2017

2014 – 2018 EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 (€405,000)

Co-processing biomass and plastic wastes (643322), Co-Investigator, collaborated with Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Sydney, Tsinghua University, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology etc.

2013 – 2014 White Rose Collaboration Fund (£10,500)

Conventional and microwave pyrolysis of biomass, Principal investigator

2011 – 2012 International Exchange Scheme - Royal Society (£6,000)

Catalytic gasification of biomass (IE110273), Principal investigator


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