Journal Papers

45. Zeolite Y supported nickel phosphide catalysts for the hydrodenitrogenation of quinoline as a proxy for crude bio-oils from hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae (2018) JL Wagner, E Jones, A Sartbaeva, SA Davis, L Torrente-Murciano, C. Chuck (10%), V. Ting Dalton Transactions in press

44. Multifunctional Role of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Efficient Microalgae Separation and Catalytic Hydrothermal Liquefaction (2018) D Egesa, CJ Chuck (20%), PK Plucinski ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering in press

43. Microbial lipids: Progress in life cycle assessment (LCA) and future outlook of heterotrophic algae and yeast-derived oils. S Parsons, C Chuck (30%), M McManus – Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017

42.Towards a marine biorefinery through the hydrothermal liquefaction of macroalgae native to the United Kingdom (2017) S Raikova, CD Le, TA Beacham, RW Jenkins, MJ Allen, CJ Chuck (50%) Biomass and Bioenergy 107, 244-253

41. Gopalan K, Smith C, Bannister C, Chuck CJ (30%). (2017) Factors affecting diesel fuel degradation using a bespoke high-pressure fuel system rig, IMechE, 0954407017723796

40. Wagner, J. L., Le, C. D., Ting, V. P., & Chuck, C. J. (2017). Design and operation of an inexpensive, laboratory-scale, continuous hydrothermal liquefaction reactor for the conversion of microalgae produced during wastewater treatment. Fuel Processing Technology165, 102-111.

39. Wagner, J. L., Perin, J., Coelho, R. S., Ting, V. P., Chuck, C. J., & Franco, T. T. (2017). Hydrothermal Conversion of Lipid-Extracted Microalgae Hydrolysate in the Presence of Isopropanol and Steel Furnace Residues. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 1-13.

38. Zhou, L., Santomauro, F., Fan, J., Macquarrie, D. J., Clark, J., Chuck, C. J., & Budarin, V. L. (2017). Fast microwave-assisted acidolysis, a new biorefinery approach for a zero-waste utilisation of lignocellulosic biomass to produce high quality lignin and fermentable saccharides. Faraday Discussions. DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00102A

37. Coma, M, Hernandez, E, Abeln F, Raikova S, Donnelly J, Arnot T, Allen M, Dang Diem Hong and Chuck CJ. “Organic waste as a sustainable feedstock for platform chemicals.” Faraday Discussions (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00070G

36. Repetto, S. L., Patel, R., Johnson, T., Costello, J. F., Lam, J. K. W., & Chuck, C. J. (2016). Dual action additives for Jet A-1: Fuel dehydrating icing inhibitors. Energy & Fuels30(11), 9080-9088.

35. Jenkins R., Bannister, C. D.*; Chuck, C. J.* Emissions and performance of diethyl succinate in a diesel fuel blend, Proc IMechE, Part D, (2016) 0954407016688599

34. Jenkins RW, Ellis EH, Lewis EJ, Paterson M, Le CD, Ting VP, Chuck CJ. Production of Biodiesel from Vietnamese Waste Coffee Beans: Biofuel Yield, Saturation and Stability are All Elevated Compared with Conventional Coffee Biodiesel. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 2017, 8 (4), 1237-1245.

33. Rhodri W. Jenkins, Cameron M. Moore, Troy A. Semelsberger, Christopher J. Chuck, John C. Gordon, Andrew D. Sutton. The effect of functional groups in bioderived fuel candidates. ChemSusChem 2016 9, 922-931.

32. Freaya Whiffin, Fabio Santomauro, Christopher Chuck. Towards a palm oil substitute: oleaginous yeast cultured on lignocellulose. Bioproducts, Biofuels and Biorefineries. 2016, 10, 316-334

31. Jonathan Wagner, Rachel Bransgrove, Tracey A Beacham, Michael J Allen, Katharina Meixner, Bernhard Drosg, Valeska P Ting, Christopher J Chuck.* Co-production of bio-oil and propylene through the hydrothermal liquefaction of polyhydroxybutyrate producing cyanobacteria. Bioresource Technology. 2016, 207, 166-174 (Link)

30. Joseph Donnelly, Rich Horton, Kesavan Gopalan, Chris Bannister and Christopher Chuck. Branched Ketone Biofuels as Blending Agents for Jet A1 Aviation Kerosene. Energy & Fuels, (2016) 30, 294-301 (Link)

29. Raikova, Sofia, Holly Smith-Baedorf, Rachel Bransgrove, Oliver Barlow, Fabio Santomauro, Jonathan L. Wagner, Michael J. Allen, Christopher G. Bryan, Devin Sapsford, and Christopher J. Chuck*. “Assessing hydrothermal liquefaction for the production of bio-oil and enhanced metal recovery from microalgae cultivated on acid mine drainage.” Fuel Processing Technology 142 (2016): 219-227. (Link)

28. Heather Parker, Christopher Chuck, Tim Woodman, Matthew D. Jones. Degradation of β-O-4 model lignin species by vanadium Schiff-base catalysts: Influence of catalyst structure and reaction conditions on activity and selectivity. Catalysis Today, 2016, 269, 40-47 (Link)

27. Lisa A. Sargeant, Matthew Mardell, Khalil M. Saad-Allah, Ali H. Hussein, Fraeya M. Whiffin, Fabio Santomauro and Christopher J. Chuck*. Production of lipid from depolymerised lignocellulose using the biocontrol yeast Rhodotorula minuta European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 2016, 118, 777-778 (Link)

26. Rhodri W. Jenkins, Lisa A. Sargeant, Fraeya M. Whiffin, Fabio Santomauro, Dimitrios Kaloudis, Philippe Mozzanega, Chris D. Bannister, Solange Baena, and Christopher J. Chuck*. Cross-Metathesis of Microbial Oils for the Production of Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 2015, 3, 1526 (Link)

25. Joseph Donnelly, Christoph R. Müller, Lotte Wiermans, Christopher J. Chuck* and Pablo Domínguez de María*. Upgrading Biogenic Furans: Blended C10-C12 Platform Chemicals via Lyase-Catalyzed Carboligations and Formation of Novel C12 – Choline Chloride-Based Deep-Eutectic-Solvents. Green Chemistry 2015, 17(5), 2714-2718 (Link)

24. S. Bendall, M. Birdsall-Wilson, R. Jenkins, J. Chew,* C. Chuck*. Showcasing Chemical Engineering principles through the production of biodiesel from spent coffee grounds. Journal of Chemical Education 2015, 92, 683-687   (Link)

23. Jonathan L. Wagner, Valeska P. Ting, Christopher J. Chuck*. Catalytic cracking of sterol-rich yeast lipid. Fuel, 2014, 130, 315-323 (Link)

22. Christopher J. Chuck,* Daniel Lou-Hing, Rebecca Dean, Lisa A. Sargeant, Rod J. Scott and Rhodri W. Jenkins.  Simultaneous microwave extraction and synthesis of fatty acid methyl ester from the oleaginous yeast Rhodotorula glutinis, Energy 2014, 69, 446-454 (Link)

21.Christopher J. Chuck,* Fabio Santomauro, Lisa A. Sargeant, Fraeya Whiffin, Tanakorn Chantasuban, Nur Rinah Abdul Ghaffer,  Jonathan L. Wagner  and Roderick J. Scott. Liquid transport fuels from microbial yeasts – current and future perspectives. Biofuels, 2014, 5, (3), 293-311 (Link)

20. R. Jenkins, N. Stageman, C. Fortune, C. Chuck*. The effect of the type of bean, processing and geographical location on the biodiesel produced from waste coffee grounds. Energy and Fuels, 2014, 28 (2),  1166–1174 (Link)

19. Christopher Chuck* and Joe Donnelly. The compatibility of potential bioderived fuels with Jet A-1 aviation kerosene. Applied Energy, 2014 118, 83-91 (Link)

18. Fabio Santomauro, Fraeya Whiffin, Rod Scott & Christopher J. Chuck,* Low-cost lipid production by an oleaginous yeast cultured in non-sterile conditions using waste resources . Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2014, 7, 34 (Link)

17. Lisa A. Sargeant, Christopher J. Chuck,* Joseph Donnelly, Chris D. Bannister and Roderick J. Scott. Optimising the lipid profile, to produce either a palm oil or biodiesel substitute, by manipulation of the culture conditions for Rhodotorula glutinis. Biofuels, 2014, 5(1), 33-43 (Link)

16. M. Harkins, D. Lou Hing, L. Sargeant, C.J. Chuck*. Effect of a bacterial invasion on the growth and lipid production of the oleaginous yeast Rhodoturula glutinis. Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 2, 220-230, 2013 (Link)

15. C. J. Chuck,* H. J. Parker, R. W. Jenkins, J. Donnelly. Renewable biofuel additives from the ozonolysis of lignin. Bioresource Technology ,143, 549-554, 2013 (Link)

14. C. J. Chuck, L. B. Manton, G. Gobius du Sart, G. I. Kociok-Köhn and M. G. Davidson.*  Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Group 4 metal alkoxide complexes of N,N,N’,N’-tetrakis(2-hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine and their use as initiators in the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of rac-lactide under industrial conditions. Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 10804 – 10811 (Link)

13. Holly D Smith-Bädorf, Christopher J Chuck, Kirsty R Mokebo, Heather MacDonald, Matthew G Davidson and Rod J Scott* Bioprospecting the thermal waters of the Roman baths: isolation of oleaginous species and analysis of the FAME profile for biodiesel production. AMB Express, 3, 9-23, 2013 (link)

12. Jenkins, R.W., Munro, M., Nash, S., Chuck, C.J.* Potential Renewable Oxygenated Biofuels for the Aviation and Road Transport Sectors. Fuel, 103, 593-599, 2013 (Link)

11. Chuck, C.J.*, Jenkins, R.W., Bannister, C.D., Han, L., Lowe, J.P. Design and preliminary results of an NMR tube reactor to study the oxidative degradation of fatty acid methyl ester. Biomass and Bioenergy, 47, 188-194, 2012 (Link)

10. Chuck, C.J.*, Bannister, C.D., Jenkins, R.W., Lowe J.L., Davidson, M.G.  A comparison of analytical techniques and the products formed during the decomposition of biodiesel under accelerated condition, Fuel,96, 1, 426-433, 2012 (Link)

9. Bannister, C. D.*; Chuck, C. J.*; Bounds, M.; Hawley, J. G. Oxidative stability of biodiesel fuel, Proc IMechE, Part D, 225, D1, 99-114, 2011 (Link)

8. Bannister C.D., Chuck C.J., Hawley J.G. et al. The Factors Affecting the Decomposition of Biodiesel Under Simulated Engine Sump Oil Conditions, Proc IMechE, Part D, 224, D7, 927-940, 2010 (Link)

7. Chuck C.J.*, Bannister C.D., Hawley J.G. et al. Spectroscopic sensor techniques applicable to real-time biodiesel determination, Fuel, 89, 2, 457-461, 2010 (Link)

6. Bannister C.D., Chuck C.J., Hawley J.G. et al. The impact of biodiesel blend ratio on vehicle performance and emissions, Proc IMechE, Part D, 224, D3, 405-421, 2010 (Link)

5. Chuck C.J.*, Bannister C.D., Hawley J.G. et al. A Predictive Model to Assess the Molecular Structure of Biodiesel Fuel, Energy & Fuels, 23, 2290-2294, 2009 (Link)

4. Bannister CD, Chuck CJ, Hawley JG et al. Quantifying the Effects of Biodiesel Blend Ratio, at Varying Ambient Temperatures, on Vehicle Performance and Emissions, SAE Technical Paper Series, 2009-01-1893, 2009 (Link)

3. Chmura A.J., Chuck C.J., Davidson M.G. et al. A Germanium Alkoxide Supported by a C-3-Symmetric Ligand for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Highly Heterotactic Polylactide under Solvent-Free Conditions, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 46, 2280-2283, 2007 (Link)

2. Chuck C.J., Davidson M.G., Jones M.D. et al.  Air-Stable Titanium Alkoxide Based Metal-Organic Framework as an Initiator for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters, Inorganic Chemistry, 45, 6595-6597, 2006 (Link)

1. Saffarzadeh-Matin S., Chuck C.J., Kerton F.M. and Rayner C.M., Poly(Dimethylsiloxane)-Derived Phosphine and Phosphinite Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, Solubility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, and Sequestration on Silica, Organometallics, 23, 5176-5181, 2004 (Link)


  1. Christopher J. Chuck (ed), Biofuels for Aviation; Feedstocks, Technology and Implementation. (Rio de Janiero: Academic Press, 2016)

Book chapters

4. Chuck, C, Raikova, S, Wagner, J & Ting V 2016 ‘Towards an aviation biofuel through the hydrothermal liquefaction of algae’ in C.Chuck (eds), Biofuels for Aviation, feedstock, technology and implementation

3. Chuck, C, McManus, M, Allen, M 2016 ‘Feedstocks for aviation biofuels’ in C.Chuck (eds), Biofuels for Aviation, feedstock, technology and implementation.

2. Sargeant, L, Chuck, C & Jenkins, R 2017, ‘Lipid fuels from oleaginous microbes’. in J Love & J Bryant (eds), Biofuels & Bioenergy.

 1. Christopher J. Chuck,* Jonathan L. Wagner and Rhodri Jenkins, Biofuels from Microalgae in Chemical Processes for a Sustainable Future. Edited by Trevor M. Letcher, Janet L. Scott and Darrell A. Patterson. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2014


1. C. Chuck, F. Santomauro and R. Scott. Method of increasing lipid accumulation in Pulcherrima cells. UK 1302197.7 2013

2. G. Gobius du Sart, M. Davidson, C. Chuck. Method of manufacturing PLA using a new polymerization catalyst. WO2014177543A1 2014


1. Chuck C.J. “Microalgal Derived Products and Technologies” , University of Bath, Bath, 2008, p. 143 (Pdf available here)

2. Chuck C.J. “From Cultivation to Combustion: A Scientific Review of Biodiesel”, University of Bath, Bath, 2007 p. 241 (Pdf version available)