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A. Tomer, M. M. Islam, M. Bahri, D. R Inns, T. D Manning, J. B. Claridge, N. D. Browning, C. R. A. Catlow, A. Roldan, A. P. Katsoulidis, M. J. Rosseinsky (2023). Enhanced Production and Control of Liquid Alkanes in the Hydrogenolysis of Polypropylene over Shaped Ru/CeO2 Catalysts. Applied Catalysis A: General (119431) (

Ben Lyons, Andrea Bernardi, Nilay Shah, Benoit Chachuat (2023). Methane-to-X: an economic assessment of methane valorisation options to improve carbon circularity. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering Volume 52 (2435-2440) (

Benoit Chachuat, Andrea Bernardi, Husain A. Baaqel, Jason P. Hallett, Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez (2023). Global Sensitivity Analysis in Life-Cycle Assessment of Early-Stage Technology using Detailed Process Simulation: Application to Dialkylimidazolium Ionic Liquid Production. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Volume 11 (Issue 18) (7157–7169) (

Bhavin Siritanaratkul, Preetam K. Sharma, Eileen H. Yu, Alexander J. Cowan (2023). Improving the Stability, Selectivity, and Cell Voltage of a Bipolar Membrane Zero-Gap Electrolyzer for Low-Loss CO2 Reduction. Advanced Materials Interfaces Volume 10, (Issue 15) (

Bhavin Siritanaratkul, Francesca Greenwell, Preetam K. Sharma, Eileen H. Yu, Alexander J. Cowan (2023). Pulsed Electrolysis with a Nickel Molecular Catalyst Improves Selectivity for Carbon Dioxide Reduction. Journal of the American Chemical Society (

Bing Xu, Yue Liu, Hao Li (2023). Does target country’s climate risk matter in cross-border M&A? The evidence in the presence of geopolitical risk. Journal of Environmental Management Volume 344 (118439) (

Jin Xuan, Shiyu Wang, Jhuma Sadhukhan, Yanjuan Yu, Xuhui Mao, Mingliang Wang, Xiaofei Chen, Xiaoguo Zhou, Lei Xing, Xu Wang (2023). Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Cost of Sludge Dewatering, Conditioned with Fe2+/H2O2, Fe2+/Ca(ClO)2, Fe2+/Na2S2O8, and Fe3+/CaO Based on Pilot-Scale Study Data. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Volume 11 (Issue 20) (7798–7808) (

Lei Xing, Xin Yee Tai, Yue Zhang, Qian Fu, Oliver Fisher, Steve D.R. Christie, Jin Xuan (2023). Dynamic optimisation of CO2 electrochemical reduction processes driven by intermittent renewable energy: Hybrid deep learning approach. Digital Chemical Engineering (100123) (

Max Quayle, Fabian Morteo-Flores, Antoni Salmom-Catala, Marc Pera-Titus, Alberto Roldan Martinez (2023). First-Principles Microkinetic Study of the Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaiacol on Transition Metal Surfaces. ChemCatChem (e202300671) (

Matthew Royle, Elizabeth A. Gibson (2023). Championing systems thinking to create a circular economy of chemicals. CellPress Volume 9, (Issue 3) (543-546) (

Peter Styring, Alex J.K. Newman, George R.M. Downson, Edward G Platt, Hannah J. Handford-Styring (2023). Custodians of carbon: creating a circular carbon economy. Frontiers in Energy Research Volume 11 (

Peter Styring, Alexander Payne, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, (2023). Production of propane and propene via carbon capture utilisation: comparison of its environmental and economic performance against conventional production methods. Green Chemistry (Issue 10)

Preetam Sharma, Shahid Rasul, Da Li, Eileen Yu (2023). Selective conversion of CO2 to CO using earth abundant tin modified copper gas diffusion electrodes. Materials Reports: Energy Volume 3, (Issue 2) (



Armstrong K, Styring P (2022). Assessing methods for the production of renewable benzene. Sustainable Production and Consumption Volume 32 (184-197) (

Bernardi A, Sunny N, Danaci D, Bui M, Gonzalez-Garay A, Chachuat B (2022). A Pathway Towards Net-Zero Emissions in Oil Refineries Frontiers in Energy Research Volume 4 (

Chen K, Leung M, Zhang Y, Li L, Li G, Xuan J, Li J (2022). Photocatalytic fuel cell – A review. Chemical Engineering Journal Volume 428 (

Eagle C, Cowan A, Siritanaratkul B (2022). Manganese Carbonyl Complexes as Selective Electrocatalysts for CO 2 Reduction in Water and Organic Solvents. Accounts of Chemical Research Volume 55 (Issue 7 )(955–965) (

Fabian Morteo-Flores, Alberto Roldan (2022). Mechanisms and Trends of Guaiacol Hydrodeoxygenation on Transition Metal Catalysts. Frontiers in Catalysis Volume 2 (

Fontmorin J, Ikhmal Salehmin M, Feng Y, Scott K, Yu E (2022). Enhancing hydrogen production through anode fed-batch mode and controlled cell voltage in a microbial electrolysis cell fully catalysed by microorganisms. Chemosphere Volume 288 (Part 2) (

Forster M, Greenwell F, Sharma PK, Yu EH, Cowan AJ, Siritanaratkul B, (2022). Zero-Gap Bipolar Membrane Electrolyzer for Carbon Dioxide Reduction Using Acid-Tolerant Molecular Electrocatalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society Volume 144 (Issue 17) (7551–7556) (

Hai Jiang, Shuo Wang, Lei Xing, Valerie J. Pinfield, Jin Xuan (2022). Machine learning based techno-economic process optimisation for CO2 capture via enhanced weathering. Energy and AI Volume 12 (Issue 100234) (

Katie Lamb, Peter Styring (2022). Perspectives for the circular chemical economy post COP26. Frontiers in Energy Research Volume 10 (

Lei Xing, Hai Jiang, Shuo Wang, Valerie J. Pinfield, Jin Xuan (2022). Data-driven surrogate modelling and multi-variable optimization of trickle bed and packed bubble column reactors for CO2 capture via enhanced weathering. Chemical Engineering JournalVolume 454 (Part 1) (

Masini A, Milne C, Nourshagh N, Iranpour C, Xuan J (2022). Techno-economic Analysis of Direct Air Carbon Capture with CO2 Utilisation. Carbon Capture Science & Technology Volume 2 (

Mukundan S, Wagner J, Annamalai P, Beltramini J (2022). Hydrothermal co-liquefaction of biomass and plastic wastes into biofuel: Study on catalyst property, product distribution and synergistic effects. Fuel Processing Technology Volume 238 (

Mukundan S, Xuan J, Dann S, Wagner J (2022). Highly active and magnetically recoverable heterogeneous catalyst for hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass into high quality bio-oil. Bioresource Technology Volume 369 (

Styring P, Platt E (2022). New olefin production routes—A review of defossilised supply chain technologies with regards to surfactant production. Frontiers in Sustainability Volume 3 (

Xuan J, & Ocone R. (2022). The equality, diversity and inclusion in energy and AI: Call for actions. Energy and AI Volume 8 (



Blume R, Streibel V, Genovese C, Roldan A, Schuster M, Ampelli C, Perathoner S, Velasco Vélez J, Hävecker M, Knop-Gericke A, Schlögl R, Centi G (2021). Dynamics at Polarized Carbon Dioxide–Iron Oxyhydroxide Interfaces Unveil the Origin of Multicarbon Product Formation. ACS Catalysis Volume 12 (Issue 1) (411-430) (

Fabian Morteo-Flores, Alberto Roldan (2021). The Effect of Pristine and Hydroxylated Oxide Surfaces on the Guaiacol HDO Process: A DFT Study. ChemPhysChem Volume 23 (Issue 1) (

Li Z, Zhang H, Xu H, Xuan J (2021). Advancing the multiscale understanding on solid oxide electrolysis cells via modelling approaches: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 141 (

Pinfield V, Wu B, Wang H, Jiao K, Leung D, Xuan J (2021). Towards the digitalisation of porous energy materials: evolution of digital approaches for microstructural design. Energy & Environmental Science Volume 14, (Issue 5) (2507–3220) (

Styring P, Duckworth, E.L. and Platt, E.G. (2021). Synthetic Fuels in a Transport Transition: Fuels to Prevent a Transport Underclass. Frontiers in Energy Research Volume 9 (

Thimmappa R, Anwer A, Khan N, Tabraiz S, Li D, Khan M, Yu E (2021). Redox mediator as cathode modifier for enhanced degradation of azo dye in a sequential dual chamber microbial fuel cell-aerobic treatment process. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Volume 46 (Issue 79) (39427-39437) (

Valente A, Guillén-Gosálbez G, Chachuat B (2021). Economic and life-cycle assessment of OME 3–5 as transport fuel: a comparison of production pathways. Sustainable Energy & Fuels (Issue 9) (2504–2516) (

Xuan J, Du Q, Bao Z, Xie B, Wang B, Zhao Y, Fan L, Wang H, Hou Z, Huo S, Brandon N, Yin Y, Guiver M (2021). Designing the next generation of proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. Nature Volume 595, (361–369) (

Zhang H, Xiang H, Rasul S, Fontmorin J, Izadi P, Roldan A, Taylor R, Feng Y, Banerji L, Cowan A, Yu E, Xuan J (2021). How to go beyond C 1 products with electrochemical reduction of CO2. Sustainable Energy & Fuels (Issue 23) (5893–5914) (



Alex Cowan, Gaia Neri, Bhavin Siritanaratkul, Mark Foster (2022) Improvements in electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (PCT/GB2021/053294)


Policy Engagement

Innovation action plan to transform industrial waste gases to chemicals Circular Economy Innovation Network (2023). Reviewers included Katie Lamb, Peter Styring & Jin Xuan.

Resources and Waste provisional Common Framework, an inquiry launched by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee within the UK Parliament, (May 2023). A response was submitted and written by Dr Katie Lamb, Matthew Royle, Dr Jonathan Wagner and Dr Feja Lesniewska. Dr Lesniewska acts as an advisor for the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials (ICEC-MCM Centre).

Just Transition to Net Zero Wales, an online consultation launched by the Llywodraeth Cymru (the Welsh Government), (March 2023).  A response was submitted and written by Dr Katie Lamb, Matthew Royle, Dr Alberto Roldan, Qianqian Ma, Dr Ruini Qu, and Professor Bing Xu.

Circular Economy Strategy for Northern Ireland, an online consultation launched by Department for the Economy within the Northern Irish Government, (March 2023). A response was submitted and written by Dr Katie Lamb and Matthew Royle. We also thank Rob Scott from Manchester City Council, for their help and contributions towards answering some of the questions in this consultation. A public response report to this consultation has now been published online. A news article regarding our submission has been written by our own Matthew Royle.

Demystifying Series: Policymaking and a Circular Economy (2022) CE Hub. Authors Lucy Chamberlin & Georgie Hopkins. Written and reviewed by members of the Knowledge Hub Steering Group including Katie Lamb.

Green Steel (2022) UK Parliment Post (Number 672). Written by members of the POST board with contributions and a review conducted by Katie Lamb (2022) .

Technological innovations and climate change: onshore solar energy, an inquiry launched by the Environmental Audit Committee within the UK Parliament, (December 2022). A response was written and submitted by Professor Elizabeth Gibson, Dr Joshua Karlsson, Matthew Royle, Dr Bening Muhammad and Dr Katie Lamb.

Towards a market for low emissions industrial products, an online consultation launched by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), (February 2022). A response was submitted and written by Dr Katie Lamb.



Melissa Marques-McEwan, Umit Bititci and Bing Xu (2022) Engaging with children about chemical recycling.

Katie Lamb, Peter Styring (2022) Thoughts, Reflections and Perspectives on the 26th UN Conference of the Parties (COP26). Published by CO2Chem Media & Publishing Limited (ISBN 978-1-9164639-5-0).

Katie Lamb, Peter Styring (2022) Barriers and Opportunities for the Implementation of Chemical Recycling within the UK.

WRAP, Thomas Barker (2022) Non-Mech Non-Tech Recycling Challenges (POS105).