Prof. Zhen Fang

Nanjing Agricultural University, China



2003 Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, Canada

1991 Ph.D., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, China

1988 M.Sc., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, China

1983 B.Sc., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, China

Publications (Selected)

  1. F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, YT Wang, Biodiesel Production Direct from High Acid Value Oil with a Novel Magnetic Carbonaceous Acid, Applied Energy, 155, 637–647 (2015).
  2. YT Wang, Zhen Fang*, F Zhang, BJ Xue, One-step Production of Biodiesel from Oils with High Acid Value by Activated  Mg-Al Hydrotalcite Nanoparticles, Bioresource Technology, 193, 84-89 (2015).
  3. F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, YT Wang, Biodiesel Production Directly from Oils with High Acid Value by Magnetic Na2SiO3@Fe3O4/C Catalyst and Ultrasound, Fuel, 150, 370-377 (2015).
  4. SX Chin, CH Chia, S Zakaria, Zhen Fang, S Ahmad, Ball Milling Pretreatment and Diluted Acid Hydrolysis of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) Fibres for the Production of Levulinic Acid, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 52, 85–92 (2015).
  5. LQ Jiang, Zhen Fang*, ZL Zhao, F He, HB Li, 2,3-Butanediol and Acetoin Production from Enzymatic Hydrolysate of Ionic Liquid-pretreated Cellulose by Paenibacillus polymyxa, Bioresources, 10 (1), 1318-1329 (2015).
  6. RL Wang, JC Wang, RH Xu, Zhen Fang, AZ Liu, Oil Production by the Oleaginous Yeast Lipomyces starkeyi using Diverse Carbon Sources, Bioresources, 9(4), 7027-7040 (2014).
  7. F Guo, Zhen Fang*, Shape-controlled Synthesis of Activated Bio-chars by Surfactant-templated Ionothermal Carbonization in Acidic Ionic Liquid and Activation with Carbon Dioxide, Bioresources, 9(2), 3369-3383 (2014).
  8. SX Chin, CH Chia, Zhen Fang*, S Zakaria, XK Li, F Zhang, A Kinetic Study on Acid Hydrolysis of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) Fibres Using a Microwave Reactor System, Energy & Fuels, 28(4), 2589-2597 (2014).
  9. BJ Xue, J Luo, F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, Biodiesel Production from Soybean and Jatropha Oils byMagnetic CaFe2O4-Ca2Fe2O5-Based Catalyst, Energy, 68, 584-591 (2014).
  10. J Luo, Zhen Fang*, RL Smith Jr, Ultrasound-enhanced Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 41, 56-93 (2014).
  11. SP Fan, LQ Jiang, CH Chia, Zhen Fang*, S Zakaria, KL Chee, High Yield Production of Sugars from Deproteinated Palm Kernel Cake under Microwave Radiation via Dilute Sulfuric Acid Hydrolysis, Bioresource Technology, 153, 69-78 (2014).
  12. YD Long, Zhen Fang*, TC Su, Q Yang, Co-production of Biodiesel and Hydrogen from Rapeseed and Jatropha Oils with Sodium Silicate and Ni Catalysts, Applied Energy, 113, 1819-1825 (2014).
  13. LQ Jiang, Zhen Fang*, XK Li, J Luo, SP Fan, Combination of Dilute Acid and Ionic Liquid Pretreatments of Sugarcane Bagasse for Enzymatic Saccharification, Process Biochemistry, 48, 1942-1946 (2013).
  14. LQ Jiang, Zhen Fang*, XK Li, J Luo, Production of 2,3-Butanediol from Cellulose and Jatropha Hulls after Ionic Liquid Pretreatment and Dilute-Acid Hydrolysis, AMB Express, 3:48 (2013).
  15. F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, Hydrolysis of Cellulose to Glucose at the Low Temperature of 423 K with CaFe2O4-based Solid Catalyst, Bioresource Technology, 124, 440-445  (2012).
  16. YD Long, Zhen Fang*, Hydrothermal Conversion of Glycerol to Chemicals and Hydrogen: Review and Perspective, Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining, 6, 686-702 (2012).
  17. F. Guo, Zhen Fang*, T.J. Zhou, Conversion of Fructose and Glucose into 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural with Lignin-Derived Carbonaceous Catalyst under Microwave Irradiation in Dimethyl Sulfoxide-Ionic Liquid Mixtures, Bioresource Technology, 112, 313-318 (2012).
  18. L.Q. Jiang, Zhen Fang*, F. Guo, L.B. Yang, Production of 2,3-Butanediol from Acid Hydrolysates of Jatropha Hulls with Klebsiella Oxytoca, Bioresource Technology, 107, 405-410 (2012).
  19. X.F. Tian, Zhen Fang*, F. Guo, Impact and Prospective of Fungal Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining,, (Feb. 2012). (invited review).
  20. C.Y. Yang, Zhen Fang (co-first-author)*, B. Li, Y.F. Long, Review and Prospects of Jatropha Biodiesel Industry in China, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, 2178-2190 (2012).
  21. F. Guo, N.N. Wei, Z.L. Xiu, Zhen Fang, Transesterification Mechanism of Soybean Oil to Biodiesel Catalyzed by Calcined Sodium Silicate, Fuel, 93, 468-472 (2012).
  22. X.F. Tian, Zhen Fang*, D. Jian, X.Y. Sun, Pretreatment of Microcrystalline Cellulose in Organic Electrolyte Solutions for Enzymatic Hydrolysis,Biotechnology for biofuels, 4:53 (2011).
  23. F.L. Pua, Zhen Fang*, S. Zakaria, C.H. Chia, F. Guo, Direct Production of Biodiesel from High-Acid Value Jatropha Oil with Solid Acid Catalyst Derived from Lignin, Biotechnology for biofuels, 4:56 (2011).
  24. Zhen Fang*, F. Zhang, H.Y. Zeng, F. Guo, Production of Glucose by Hydrolysis of Cellulose at 423 K in the Presence of Activated Hydrotalcite Nanoparticles, Bioresource Technology, 102, 8017-8021 (2011).
  25. Y.D. Long, F. Guo, Zhen Fang*, X.F. Tian, L.Q. Jiang, F. Zhang, Production of Biodiesel and Lactic Acid from Rapeseed Oil Using Sodium Silicate as Catalyst, Bioresource Technology, 102, 6884-6886 (2011).

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