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Carbon-based nano-structural materials for bio-fuels manufacturing

Dr Xuebin Ke is a Lecturer of Chemical Engineering at University of Hull. Dr Ke’s research focus on materials chemistry, separation technique and renewable energy processes. He has published 46 journal papers and attracts academic citations more than 1900 times. 

Most of these outputs were presented in high impact journals for his field, including Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., ACS Nano and Green Chem. This proposal aims to develop new nanostructure and achieve a high conversion of biofuels. 

The carbon-based nanostructures are developed for upgrading of biomass-derived platform molecules to biofuels. The products of furfural to 2-methylfuran offer beneficial properties for application as biofuels with greater energy density and high octane numbers.

The mobility will initialise a research collaboration between Dr Xuebin Ke at the University of Hull and Prof. Binghui Chen at Xiamen University in the study of nanomaterial synthesis and energy applications. It secures the close collaborations between GU8 consortium in terms of personnel exchange, joint research development and co-publications. 

The project’s success has great potential to make use of renewable substrates and biomass for production of fuel substitutes, contributing to the UK industries in energy and chemical manufacturing.

Dr Xuebin Ke

Lecturer of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Computer Science University of Hull

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