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)


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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pyrolysis Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2009 2019

Autothermal CaO Looping Biomass Gasification for Renewable Syngas Production

Sun, H. & Wu, C., 06 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 53, 15, p. 9298-9305

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) production from catalytic pyrolysis of waste plastics: The influence of catalyst and reaction pressure

Wang, J., Shen, B., Lan, M., Kang, D. & Wu, C., 28 Jan 2019, In : Catalysis Today.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Co-pyrolysis of lignin and polyethylene with the addition of transition metals - Part I: Thermal behavior and kinetics analysis

Wang, Z., Liu, G., Shen, D., Wu, C. & Gu, S., 11 Mar 2019, In : Journal of the Energy Institute.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transition metals
5 Citations (Scopus)

Development of Ca/KIT-6 adsorbents for high temperature CO2 capture

Sun, H., Parlett, C. M. A., Isaacs, M. A., Liu, X., Adwek, G., Wang, J., Shen, B., Huang, J. & Wu, C., 01 Jan 2019, In : Fuel. 235, p. 1070-1076 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Carbon capture
Silicon Dioxide
10 Citations (Scopus)

Dual functional catalytic materials of Ni over Ce-modified CaO sorbents for integrated CO2 capture and conversion

Sun, H., Wang, J., Zhao, J., Shen, B., Shi, J., Huang, J. & Wu, C., 05 May 2019, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 244, p. 63-75 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Functional materials
Carbon Monoxide
Water gas shift

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Participation in conference

2018 International Symposium on Advancement and Prospect of Catalysis Science & Technology

Chunfei Wu (Participant)
25 Jul 201827 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference