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Introduction of heterogeneous catalysis and characterisations – Catalysis Workshop

Dr Shaojun Xu gave a lecture for the introduction of heterogeneous catalysis and characterisations. More than 50 participants from the project partners are participating the workshop. Two presentation documents can be obtained by clicking the title below:

UK workshop_in situ analysis – Dr Luwei Chen

SX_Introduction of heterogeneous catalysis and characterisations – Dr Shaojun Xu

The following pictures are screenshots from the workshop.



Dr Shaoliang Guan introduced the fundamental of XPS analysis and the use of CasaXPS for data processing and analysis.


Dr Luwei Chen from Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A* STAR), Singapore, gave a very interesting introduction of in-situ catalyst characterisation for different reactions including a few case studies.


Dr Jun Huang from University of Sydney introduced solid state NRM analysis and its applications for mechanisms studies in particular in zeolite related research.


In summary, each workshop has around 60 participants and provides valuable knowledge of catalyst characterisation and the application in heterogeneous catalysis. Some nice discussion happened at the end of workshop.

Mr Shuming Zhang visited Xi’an Jiaotong University

Mr Shuming Zhang from Queen’s University of Belfast had visited Xi’an Jiaotong University between from October 2019 hosted by Prof. Ningbo Gao. He investigated syngas production and ash behavior during a new promising technique-Autothermal CaO looping biomass gasification. Based on the results, higher syngas yield can be obtained by lower gasification temperature which can increase process efficiency and reduce ash sintering. In addition, a scientific manuscript has been published in FUEL journal.

According to our plan, the research program would be continued around the summer of 2020 with new research exchanges.

UKCSCST conference organised by Belfast

27th Joint Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology in the UK and Society of Chemical Industry’s Chinese UK Reginal Group (CSCST-SCI) which this year will be hosted in Belfast, from the 11th-12th September 2020. The conference will be supported by the partners of the BIOMASS-CCU project. Due to the specific COVID-19 situation, we will have a virtual conference this year. The general themes of the CSCST-SCI 27 will cover “manufacturing the future”, as well as the latest methodological and process developments in Energy and Sustainability.

More details including abstract submission (deadline: 30 June 2020) can be found in the conference website:

The conference is free registration.




AGH researchers visited ALP Ltd.

Malgorzata Sieradzka and Artur Bieniek, PhD students from AGH University of Science and Technology have been visiting ALP Technologies Ltd. in London between 08.02.2020 – 08.03.2020.  They have been hosting by James Kong. The main goal of their visit is to enhance the expertise in designing and operating of gasification reactors, including overcoming problems, optimization of process conditions, experimental design and reactors design. Moreover, this visit have allowed to exchange the knowledge between scientists (university) and engineers (industry) and establish new cooperation.