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Professor Xiaoyu Yan

Professor Xiaoyu Yan

Professor in Sustainable Energy Systems

 01326 259485

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 1.27b

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

Xiaoyu is a Professor in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Exeter and was previously a Research Associate at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London, with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Renewable Energy Group in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and also part of the interdisciplinary Environment and Sustainability Institute, where he serves as Associate Director for Internationalisation & Partnerships. Xiaoyu is Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor of Minviro Ltd, a mining sustainability solutions specialist. He also advises many businesses in a wide range of sectors including energy, transport, water, food, space, manufacturing and infrastructure on their journey to Net Zero.

Xiaoyu has a broad interest in Water, Energy, Food and the Environment and worked in a wide range of interdisciplinary areas. The overarching aim of his research is to develop quantitative analytical models and tools to help governments, industry and the public make more informed decisions with respect to environmental sustainability. He is interested in supervising PhD students and working with academic visitors in the following areas:

  • Environmental sustainability assessment of bioenergy pathways, electricity generation technologies, transport options, water systems and minerals sourcing using life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Novel dynamical spatiotemporal LCA methods
  • Impact of energy systems on ecosystem services
  • Water-Energy-Food-Environment nexus
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy and transport systems modelling to support strategy making

Qualifications

2008 PhD Mechanical Engineering (Queen Mary, University of London) 
2004
 BSc Transport Engineering (Tongji University, Shanghai)

Career

2021 - current Professor, University of Exeter
2017-2021 Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter
2013-2017 Lecturer, University of Exeter
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
2008-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London 

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental sustainability assessment of bioenergy pathways, electricity generation technologies, transport options, water systems and minerals sourcing using life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Novel dynamical spatiotemporal LCA methods
  • Impact of energy systems on ecosystem services
  • Water-Energy-Food-Environment nexus
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy and transport systems modelling to support strategy making
  • Performance and emissions of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines

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Research projects

Research networks

Within Exeter

Beyond Exeter

  • UK: UCL, Imperial College London, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Nottingham, Newcastle, East Anglia, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Reading, Cranfield, Southampton, Lancaster and Plymouth, and the Royal College of Art.
  • China: Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Sichuan University, Tongji University, Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Henan Agricultural University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Henan Academy of Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.   
  • Australia: Universities of Sydney and Queensland
  • US: University of Michigan
  • Malaysia: University of Nottingham Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Colombia: Universidad de los Andes, Humboldt Institute

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Peng T, Ou X, Yuan Z, Yan X, Zhang X (2018). Development and application of China provincial road transport energy demand and GHG emissions analysis model. Applied Energy, 222, 313-328. Abstract.
Yuan Z, Ou X, Peng T, Yan X (2018). Development and application of a life cycle greenhouse gas emission analysis model for mobile air conditioning systems. Applied Energy, 221, 161-179. Abstract.
Salmoral G, Yan X (2018). Food-energy-water nexus: a life cycle analysis on virtual water and embodied energy in food consumption in the Tamar catchment, UK. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 133, 320-330. Abstract.
Maier M, Mueller M, Yan X (2017). Introducing a localised spatio-temporal LCI method with wheat production as exploratory case study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140, 492-501. Abstract.
Wang Z, Lei T, Yang M, Li Z, Qi T, Xin X, He X, Ajayebi A, Yan X (2017). Life cycle environmental impacts of cornstalk briquette fuel in China. Applied Energy, 192, 83-94. Abstract.
Yan X, Ward S, Butler D, Daly B (2017). Performance assessment and life cycle analysis of potable water production from harvested rainwater by a decentralized system. Journal of Cleaner Production Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Yang H, Zhang G, Yan X, Dou B, Zhang D, Cui G, Yang Q (2023). Composite phase change materials with carbon foam and fibre combination for efficient battery thermal management: Dual modulation roles of interfacial heat transfer. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 23, 551-563.
Qu Y, Hooper T, Austen MC, Papathanasopoulou E, Huang J, Yan X (2023). Development of a computable general equilibrium model based on integrated macroeconomic framework for ocean multi-use between offshore wind farms and fishing activities in Scotland. Applied Energy, 332
Correa-Cano ME, Salmoral G, Rey D, Knox JW, Graves A, Melo O, Foster W, Naranjo L, Zegarra E, Johnson C, et al (2022). A novel modelling toolkit for unpacking the Water-Energy-Food-Environment (WEFE) nexus of agricultural development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 159, 112182-112182.
Shutler JD, Yan X, Cnossen I, Schulz L, Watson AJ, Glaßmeier K-H, Hawkins N, Nasu H (2022). Atmospheric impacts of the space industry require oversight. Nature Geoscience, 15(8), 598-600.
Faccioli M, Law C, Caine C, Berger N, Yan X, Weninger F, Guell C, Day B, Smith R, Bateman I, et al (2022). Combined carbon and health taxes outperform single-purpose information or fiscal measures in designing sustainable food policies. Nature Food, 3, 331-340. Abstract.
Zhang W, Li J, Xie L, Hao X, Mallick T, Wu Y, Baig H, Shanks K, Sun Y, Yan X, et al (2022). Comprehensive analysis of electrical-optical performance and application potential for 3D concentrating photovoltaic window. Renewable Energy, 189, 369-382.
Liu X, Tai APK, Chen Y, Zhang L, Shaddick G, Yan X, Lam H-M (2022). Dietary shifts can reduce premature deaths related to particulate matter pollution in China (vol 2, pg 997, 2021). NATURE FOOD, 3(1), 86-86. Author URL.
Zhang G, Zhang B, Guo Y, Cui G, Dou B, Wang Z, Yan X (2022). Effect of metal oxide particles on the flow and forced convective heat transfer behaviour of microencapsulated PCM slurry. Solar Energy, 238, 280-290. Abstract.
Gómez-Monsalve M, Domínguez IC, Yan X, Ward S, Oviedo-Ocaña ER (2022). Environmental performance of a hybrid rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse system: a case study on a high water consumption household in Colombia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 345, 131125-131125.
Howard M, Yan X, Mustafee N, Charnley F, Böhm S, Pascucci S (2022). Going beyond waste reduction: Exploring tools and methods for circular economy adoption in small-medium enterprises. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 182, 106345-106345.
Peng T, Ren L, Du E, Ou X, Yan X (2022). Life Cycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis of Primary and Recycled Aluminum in China. Processes, 10(11), 2299-2299. Abstract.
Kouloumpis V, Yan X (2022). Life cycle assessment of a novel metal recovery method from co-processing of coal mine waste and low-grade printed circuit boards. J Environ Manage, 314 Abstract.  Author URL.
Sun N, Wang P, Jian X, Hao M, Yan X, Chen W-Q (2022). Material Flow analysis of plastics from provincial household appliances in China: 1978-2016. Waste Manag, 153, 156-166. Abstract.  Author URL.
Zhang G, Guo Y, Zhang B, Yan X, Lu W, Cui G, Du Y (2022). Preparation and control mechanism of nano-phase change emulsion with high thermal conductivity and low supercooling for thermal energy storage. Energy Reports, 8, 8301-8311. Abstract.
Stebbings E, Hooper T, Austen MC, Papathanasopoulou E, Yan X (2021). Accounting for benefits from natural capital: Applying a novel composite indicator framework to the marine environment. Ecosystem Services, 50, 101308-101308.
Liu X, Tai APK, Chen Y, Zhang L, Shaddick G, Yan X, Lam HM (2021). Dietary shifts can reduce premature deaths related to particulate matter pollution in China. Nature Food, 2(12), 997-1004. Abstract.
Liu H, Yan X, Cheng J, Zhang J, Bu Y (2021). Driving Factors for the Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity in Technical Efficiency of China’s New Energy Industry. Energies, 14(14), 4151-4151. Abstract.
Qu Y, Hooper T, Swales JK, Papathanasopoulou E, Austen MC, Yan X (2021). Energy-food nexus in the marine environment: a macroeconomic analysis on offshore wind energy and seafood production in Scotland. Energy Policy, 149, 112027-112027.
Zhang G, Guo Y, Liu Z, Lu W, Yan X, Du Y (2021). Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Composite Phase Change Materials for Building Energy Saving. Frontiers in Energy Research, 9 Abstract.
Yang H, Zhang G, Dou B, Yan X, Liu Z, Qi W (2021). Investigations of double layer phase change walls with expanded graphite on the temperature and energy consumption. Energy Reports, 7, 9023-9034. Abstract.
Paneri A, Moore K, Beylot A, Muller S, Braun M, Yan X (2021). Renewable energy can make small-scale mining in Europe more feasible. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 172, 105674-105674.
Kouloumpis V, Yan X (2021). Sustainable energy planning for remote islands and the waste legacy from renewable energy infrastructure deployment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 307 Abstract.
Beylot A, Muller S, Segura-Salazar J, Brito-Parada P, Paneri A, Yan X, Lai F, Roethe R, Thomas G, Goettmann F, et al (2021). Switch on-switch off small-scale mining: Environmental performance in a life cycle perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 312, 127647-127647.
Pell R, Tijsseling L, Goodenough K, Wall F, Dehaine Q, Grant A, Deak D, Yan X, Whattoff P (2021). Towards sustainable extraction of technology materials through integrated approaches. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, 2(10), 665-679. Abstract.
Yan X, Corbin KR, Burton RA, Tan DKY (2020). Agave: a promising feedstock for biofuels in the water-energy-food-environment (WEFE) nexus. Journal of Cleaner Production, 261 Abstract.
Zeng Z, Wang Z, Gui K, Yan X, Gao M, Luo M, Geng H, Liao T, Li X, an J, et al (2020). Daily Global Solar Radiation in China Estimated from High‐Density Meteorological Observations: a Random Forest Model Framework. Earth and Space Science, 7(2).
Zhang G, Yu Z, Cui G, Dou B, Lu W, Yan X (2020). Fabrication of a novel nano phase change material emulsion with low supercooling and enhanced thermal conductivity. Renewable Energy, 151, 542-550.
Kouloumpis V, Sobolewski RA, Yan X (2020). Performance and life cycle assessment of a small scale vertical axis wind turbine. Journal of Cleaner Production, 247, 119520-119520.
Kouloumpis V, Pell RS, Correa-Cano ME, Yan X (2020). Potential trade-offs between eliminating plastics and mitigating climate change: an LCA perspective on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles in Cornwall. Science of the Total Environment, 727 Abstract.
Stebbings E, Papathanasopoulou E, Hooper T, Austen MC, Yan X (2020). The marine economy of the United Kingdom. Marine Policy, 116 Abstract.
Wang Z, Lei T, Yan X, Chen G, Xin X, Yang M, Guan Q, He X, Gupta AK (2019). Common characteristics of feedstock stage in life cycle assessments of agricultural residue-based biofuels. Fuel, 253, 1256-1263. Abstract.
Jiang P, Alimujiang A, Dong H, Yan X (2019). Detecting and Understanding Synergies and Co-Benefits of Low Carbon Development in the Electric Power Industry in China. Sustainability, 12(1), 297-297. Abstract.
Yuan Z, Ou X, Peng T, Yan X (2019). Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of multi-pathways natural gas vehicles in china considering methane leakage. Applied Energy, 253 Abstract.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Li J, Zeng X (2019). Mineral processing simulation based-environmental life cycle assessment for rare earth project development: a case study on the Songwe Hill project. Journal of Environmental Management
McGrane SJ, Acuto M, Artioli F, Chen PY, Comber R, Cottee J, Farr-Wharton G, Green N, Helfgott A, Larcom S, et al (2019). Scaling the nexus: Towards integrated frameworks for analysing water, energy and food. Geographical Journal, 185(4), 419-431. Abstract.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Li J, Zeng X (2019). Temporally explicit life cycle assessment as an environmental performance decision making tool in rare earth project development. Minerals Engineering, 135, 64-73.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Bailey G (2018). Applying and advancing the economic resource scarcity potential (ESP) method for rare earth elements. Resources Policy
Peng T, Ou X, Yuan Z, Yan X, Zhang X (2018). Development and application of China provincial road transport energy demand and GHG emissions analysis model. Applied Energy, 222, 313-328. Abstract.
Yuan Z, Ou X, Peng T, Yan X (2018). Development and application of a life cycle greenhouse gas emission analysis model for mobile air conditioning systems. Applied Energy, 221, 161-179. Abstract.
Peng T, Ou X, Yan X (2018). Development and application of an electric vehicles life-cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions analysis model. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 131, 699-708. Abstract.
Pell R, Tijsseling L, Palmer LW, Glass H, Yan X, Wall F, Zeng X, Li J (2018). Environmental optimisation of mine scheduling through life cycle assessment integration. Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Liu H, Ou X, Yuan J, Yan X (2018). Experience of producing natural gas from corn straw in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 135, 216-224. Abstract.
Salmoral G, Yan X (2018). Food-energy-water nexus: a life cycle analysis on virtual water and embodied energy in food consumption in the Tamar catchment, UK. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 133, 320-330. Abstract.
Wang Z, Lei T, Lin L, Yang M, Li Z, Xin X, Qi T, He X, Shi J, Yan X, et al (2017). Comparison of the Physical and Chemical Properties, Performance, and Emissions of Ethyl Levulinate–Biodiesel–Diesel and <i>n</i>-Butanol–Biodiesel–Diesel Blends. Energy & Fuels, 31(5), 5055-5062.
Yang M, Wang Z, Guo S, Xin X, Qi T, Lei T, Yan X (2017). Effects of fuel properties on combustion and emissions of a direct injection diesel engine fueled with n-butanol-diesel blends. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 9(1). Abstract.
Zhang Q, Ou X, Yan X, Zhang X (2017). Electric Vehicle Market Penetration and Impacts on Energy Consumption and CO2 Emission in the Future: Beijing Case. Energies, 10(2), 228-228.
Maier M, Mueller M, Yan X (2017). Introducing a localised spatio-temporal LCI method with wheat production as exploratory case study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140, 492-501. Abstract.
Wang Z, Lei T, Yang M, Li Z, Qi T, Xin X, He X, Ajayebi A, Yan X (2017). Life cycle environmental impacts of cornstalk briquette fuel in China. Applied Energy, 192, 83-94. Abstract.
Yan X, Ward S, Butler D, Daly B (2017). Performance assessment and life cycle analysis of potable water production from harvested rainwater by a decentralized system. Journal of Cleaner Production Abstract.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Bailey G (2017). Response to ‘Assessing the energy requirements and global warming potential of the production of rare earth elements’. Journal of Cleaner Production
Wang Z, Li Z, Lei T, Yang M, Qi T, Lin L, Xin X, Ajayebi A, Yang Y, He X, et al (2016). Life cycle assessment of energy consumption and environmental emissions for cornstalk-based ethyl levulinate. Applied Energy, 183, 170-181.
Wu T, Zhou W, Yan X, Ou X (2016). Optimal policy design for photovoltaic power industry with positive externality in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 115, 22-30. Abstract.
Lei T, Wang Z, Chang X, Lin L, Yan X, Sun Y, Shi X, He X, Zhu J (2016). Performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine running on optimized ethyl levulinate-biodiesel-diesel blends. Energy, 95, 29-40. Abstract.
Hu J, Lei T, Wang Z, Yan X, Shi X, Li Z, He X, Zhang Q (2014). Economic, environmental and social assessment of briquette fuel from agricultural residues in China - a study on flat die briquetting using corn stalk. Energy, 64, 557-566. Abstract.
Yan X, Inderwildi OR, King DA, Boies AM (2014). Response to Comment on "effects of ethanol on vehicle energy efficiency and implications on ethanol life-cycle greenhouse gas analysis". Environmental Science and Technology, 48(16), 9953-9954.
Yan X, Inderwildi OR, King DA, Boies AM (2013). Effects of ethanol on vehicle energy efficiency and implications on ethanol life-cycle greenhouse gas analysis. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(11), 5535-5544. Abstract.
Ou X, Yan X, Zhang X, Zhang X (2013). Life-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions analysis for bio-liquid jet fuel from open pond-based micro-algae under China conditions. Energies, 6(9), 4897-4923. Abstract.
Yan X, Boies AM (2013). Quantifying the uncertainties in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for UK wheat ethanol. Environmental Research Letters, 8(1). Abstract.
Wang Z, Lei T, Yue Z, Yan X, He X, Hu J, Zhu J (2012). A comparison of biomass gasification and pyrolysis in three kinds of reactors using corn stalk pellets. JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, 4(3). Author URL.
Wang ZW, Lei TZ, Yan XY, Li YL, He XF, Zhu JL (2012). Assessment and utilization of agricultural residue resources in henan province, china. BioResources, 7(3), 3847-3861. Abstract.
Yan X (2012). Bioethanol and biodiesel as alternative transportation fuels in China: Current status, future potentials, and life cycle analysis. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, 34(12), 1067-1075. Abstract.
Ou X, Yan X, Zhang X, Liu Z (2012). Life-cycle analysis on energy consumption and GHG emission intensities of alternative vehicle fuels in China. APPLIED ENERGY, 90(1), 218-224. Author URL.
Yan X, Tan DKY, Inderwildi OR, Smith JAC, King DA (2011). Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis for agave-derived bioethanol. Energy and Environmental Science, 4(9), 3110-3121. Abstract.
Shirvani T, Yan X, Inderwildi OR, Edwards PP, King DA (2011). Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis for algae-derived biodiesel. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 4(10), 3773-3778. Author URL.
Ou X, Xiaoyu Y, Zhang X (2011). Life-cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for electricity generation and supply in China. APPLIED ENERGY, 88(1), 289-297. Author URL.
Yan X, Inderwildi OR, King DA (2010). Biofuels and synthetic fuels in the US and China: a review of Well-to-Wheel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions with the impact of land-use change. Energy and Environmental Science, 3(2), 190-197. Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes R (2010). Effects of policy measures on energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions in China's road transport sector. , 77-96.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2010). Energy demand and emissions from road transportation vehicles in China. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 36(6), 651-676. Abstract.
Xunmin O, Yan X, Xiliang Z (2010). Using coal for transportation in China: Life cycle GHG of coal-based fuel and electric vehicle, and policy implications. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL, 4(5), 878-887. Author URL.
Yan X (2009). Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions during the production of a passenger car in China. Energy Conversion and Management, 50(12), 2964-2966. Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2009). Life cycle analysis of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for road transportation fuels in China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13(9), 2505-2514. Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2009). Reduction potentials of energy demand and GHG emissions in China's road transport sector. Energy Policy, 37(2), 658-668.
Hu Z, Tan P, Yan X, Lou D (2008). Life cycle energy, environment and economic assessment of soybean-based biodiesel as an alternative automotive fuel in China. Energy, 33(11), 1654-1658. Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2007). Study on energy use in China. Journal of the Energy Institute, 80(2), 110-115. Abstract.

Conferences

Zheng L, Mueller M, Luo C, Yan X (2020). A Review of Data-driven Approaches for Occupant’s Behaviour in Building Energy Conservation. Applied Energy Symposium 2020: Low carbon cities and urban energy systems. 10th - 17th Oct 2020. Abstract.
Yan X (2019). Challenges and research needs in life cycle analysis of building-integrated photovoltaic.  Abstract.
Yan X, Wang SJ (2019). Infrastructure-integrated photovoltaic (IIPV): a boost to solar energy's green credentials?.  Abstract.
Peng T, Ou X, Yan X, Wang G (2019). Life-cycle analysis of energy consumption and GHG emissions of aluminium production in China.  Abstract.
Moriarty P, Yan X, Wang SJ (2019). Liquid biofuels: Not a long-term transport solution.  Abstract.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X (2017). Incorporating criticality into Life Cycle Assessment for rare earth production. Mineral Deposits Studies Group. 18th - 21st Dec 2016. Abstract.
Maier M, Mueller M, Yan X (2017). Introduction of a spatiotemporal Life Cycle Inventory method using a wind energy example.  Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2009). Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas assessment of conventional and alternative fuel options for automobiles in China.  Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2007). A Study of energy use in China.  Abstract.

Reports

Matthew GS, Fitch-Roy OWF, Connor PM, Woodman B, Thies P, Hussain E, Mahmood H, Abusara M, Yan X, Hardwick J, et al (2018). ICE report T2.1.2 - ICE general methodology. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter.

Publications by year


2023

Yang H, Zhang G, Yan X, Dou B, Zhang D, Cui G, Yang Q (2023). Composite phase change materials with carbon foam and fibre combination for efficient battery thermal management: Dual modulation roles of interfacial heat transfer. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 23, 551-563.
Qu Y, Hooper T, Austen MC, Papathanasopoulou E, Huang J, Yan X (2023). Development of a computable general equilibrium model based on integrated macroeconomic framework for ocean multi-use between offshore wind farms and fishing activities in Scotland. Applied Energy, 332

2022

Correa-Cano ME, Salmoral G, Rey D, Knox JW, Graves A, Melo O, Foster W, Naranjo L, Zegarra E, Johnson C, et al (2022). A novel modelling toolkit for unpacking the Water-Energy-Food-Environment (WEFE) nexus of agricultural development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 159, 112182-112182.
Shutler JD, Yan X, Cnossen I, Schulz L, Watson AJ, Glaßmeier K-H, Hawkins N, Nasu H (2022). Atmospheric impacts of the space industry require oversight. Nature Geoscience, 15(8), 598-600.
Faccioli M, Law C, Caine C, Berger N, Yan X, Weninger F, Guell C, Day B, Smith R, Bateman I, et al (2022). Combined carbon and health taxes outperform single-purpose information or fiscal measures in designing sustainable food policies. Nature Food, 3, 331-340. Abstract.
Zhang W, Li J, Xie L, Hao X, Mallick T, Wu Y, Baig H, Shanks K, Sun Y, Yan X, et al (2022). Comprehensive analysis of electrical-optical performance and application potential for 3D concentrating photovoltaic window. Renewable Energy, 189, 369-382.
Liu X, Tai APK, Chen Y, Zhang L, Shaddick G, Yan X, Lam H-M (2022). Dietary shifts can reduce premature deaths related to particulate matter pollution in China (vol 2, pg 997, 2021). NATURE FOOD, 3(1), 86-86. Author URL.
Zhang G, Zhang B, Guo Y, Cui G, Dou B, Wang Z, Yan X (2022). Effect of metal oxide particles on the flow and forced convective heat transfer behaviour of microencapsulated PCM slurry. Solar Energy, 238, 280-290. Abstract.
Gómez-Monsalve M, Domínguez IC, Yan X, Ward S, Oviedo-Ocaña ER (2022). Environmental performance of a hybrid rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse system: a case study on a high water consumption household in Colombia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 345, 131125-131125.
Howard M, Yan X, Mustafee N, Charnley F, Böhm S, Pascucci S (2022). Going beyond waste reduction: Exploring tools and methods for circular economy adoption in small-medium enterprises. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 182, 106345-106345.
Deeney M, Green R, Yan X, Dooley C, Yates J, Rolker HB, Kadiyala S (2022). Human health effects of recycling and reusing plastic packaging in the food system: a systematic review and meta-analysis of life cycle assessments.
Peng T, Ren L, Du E, Ou X, Yan X (2022). Life Cycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis of Primary and Recycled Aluminum in China. Processes, 10(11), 2299-2299. Abstract.
Kouloumpis V, Yan X (2022). Life cycle assessment of a novel metal recovery method from co-processing of coal mine waste and low-grade printed circuit boards. J Environ Manage, 314 Abstract.  Author URL.
Sun N, Wang P, Jian X, Hao M, Yan X, Chen W-Q (2022). Material Flow analysis of plastics from provincial household appliances in China: 1978-2016. Waste Manag, 153, 156-166. Abstract.  Author URL.
Zhang G, Guo Y, Zhang B, Yan X, Lu W, Cui G, Du Y (2022). Preparation and control mechanism of nano-phase change emulsion with high thermal conductivity and low supercooling for thermal energy storage. Energy Reports, 8, 8301-8311. Abstract.

2021

Stebbings E, Hooper T, Austen MC, Papathanasopoulou E, Yan X (2021). Accounting for benefits from natural capital: Applying a novel composite indicator framework to the marine environment. Ecosystem Services, 50, 101308-101308.
Liu X, Tai APK, Chen Y, Zhang L, Shaddick G, Yan X, Lam HM (2021). Dietary shifts can reduce premature deaths related to particulate matter pollution in China. Nature Food, 2(12), 997-1004. Abstract.
Liu H, Yan X, Cheng J, Zhang J, Bu Y (2021). Driving Factors for the Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity in Technical Efficiency of China’s New Energy Industry. Energies, 14(14), 4151-4151. Abstract.
Qu Y, Hooper T, Swales JK, Papathanasopoulou E, Austen MC, Yan X (2021). Energy-food nexus in the marine environment: a macroeconomic analysis on offshore wind energy and seafood production in Scotland. Energy Policy, 149, 112027-112027.
Zhang G, Guo Y, Liu Z, Lu W, Yan X, Du Y (2021). Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Composite Phase Change Materials for Building Energy Saving. Frontiers in Energy Research, 9 Abstract.
Li X, Yan X (2021). High Resolution Air Pollutant Emissions from China's Road Transport at a Provincial Scale between 2015 and 2017.
Yang H, Zhang G, Dou B, Yan X, Liu Z, Qi W (2021). Investigations of double layer phase change walls with expanded graphite on the temperature and energy consumption. Energy Reports, 7, 9023-9034. Abstract.
Paneri A, Moore K, Beylot A, Muller S, Braun M, Yan X (2021). Renewable energy can make small-scale mining in Europe more feasible. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 172, 105674-105674.
Kouloumpis V, Yan X (2021). Sustainable energy planning for remote islands and the waste legacy from renewable energy infrastructure deployment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 307 Abstract.
Beylot A, Muller S, Segura-Salazar J, Brito-Parada P, Paneri A, Yan X, Lai F, Roethe R, Thomas G, Goettmann F, et al (2021). Switch on-switch off small-scale mining: Environmental performance in a life cycle perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 312, 127647-127647.
Pell R, Tijsseling L, Goodenough K, Wall F, Dehaine Q, Grant A, Deak D, Yan X, Whattoff P (2021). Towards sustainable extraction of technology materials through integrated approaches. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, 2(10), 665-679. Abstract.

2020

Zheng L, Mueller M, Luo C, Yan X (2020). A Review of Data-driven Approaches for Occupant’s Behaviour in Building Energy Conservation. Applied Energy Symposium 2020: Low carbon cities and urban energy systems. 10th - 17th Oct 2020. Abstract.
Yan X, Corbin KR, Burton RA, Tan DKY (2020). Agave: a promising feedstock for biofuels in the water-energy-food-environment (WEFE) nexus. Journal of Cleaner Production, 261 Abstract.
Zeng Z, Wang Z, Gui K, Yan X, Gao M, Luo M, Geng H, Liao T, Li X, an J, et al (2020). Daily Global Solar Radiation in China Estimated from High‐Density Meteorological Observations: a Random Forest Model Framework. Earth and Space Science, 7(2).
Zhang G, Yu Z, Cui G, Dou B, Lu W, Yan X (2020). Fabrication of a novel nano phase change material emulsion with low supercooling and enhanced thermal conductivity. Renewable Energy, 151, 542-550.
Qu Y (2020). Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on Seafood Sectors: a Macroeconomic Perspective of the Energy-Food Nexus.  Abstract.
Stebbings E (2020). Integrating marine ecosystem services into macroeconomic modelling.  Abstract.
Kouloumpis V, Sobolewski RA, Yan X (2020). Performance and life cycle assessment of a small scale vertical axis wind turbine. Journal of Cleaner Production, 247, 119520-119520.
Kouloumpis V, Pell RS, Correa-Cano ME, Yan X (2020). Potential trade-offs between eliminating plastics and mitigating climate change: an LCA perspective on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles in Cornwall. Science of the Total Environment, 727 Abstract.
Stebbings E, Papathanasopoulou E, Hooper T, Austen MC, Yan X (2020). The marine economy of the United Kingdom. Marine Policy, 116 Abstract.

2019

Yan X (2019). Challenges and research needs in life cycle analysis of building-integrated photovoltaic.  Abstract.
Wang Z, Lei T, Yan X, Chen G, Xin X, Yang M, Guan Q, He X, Gupta AK (2019). Common characteristics of feedstock stage in life cycle assessments of agricultural residue-based biofuels. Fuel, 253, 1256-1263. Abstract.
Jiang P, Alimujiang A, Dong H, Yan X (2019). Detecting and Understanding Synergies and Co-Benefits of Low Carbon Development in the Electric Power Industry in China. Sustainability, 12(1), 297-297. Abstract.
Yan X, Wang SJ (2019). Infrastructure-integrated photovoltaic (IIPV): a boost to solar energy's green credentials?.  Abstract.
Yuan Z, Ou X, Peng T, Yan X (2019). Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of multi-pathways natural gas vehicles in china considering methane leakage. Applied Energy, 253 Abstract.
Peng T, Ou X, Yan X, Wang G (2019). Life-cycle analysis of energy consumption and GHG emissions of aluminium production in China.  Abstract.
Moriarty P, Yan X, Wang SJ (2019). Liquid biofuels: Not a long-term transport solution.  Abstract.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Li J, Zeng X (2019). Mineral processing simulation based-environmental life cycle assessment for rare earth project development: a case study on the Songwe Hill project. Journal of Environmental Management
Paneri A, Yan X, Moore K, Moradi S (2019). Renewable Energy Systems for Sustainable Mining.  Abstract.
Pell R (2019). Responsible sourcing of rare earth elements.  Abstract.
McGrane SJ, Acuto M, Artioli F, Chen PY, Comber R, Cottee J, Farr-Wharton G, Green N, Helfgott A, Larcom S, et al (2019). Scaling the nexus: Towards integrated frameworks for analysing water, energy and food. Geographical Journal, 185(4), 419-431. Abstract.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Li J, Zeng X (2019). Temporally explicit life cycle assessment as an environmental performance decision making tool in rare earth project development. Minerals Engineering, 135, 64-73.

2018

Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Bailey G (2018). Applying and advancing the economic resource scarcity potential (ESP) method for rare earth elements. Resources Policy
Peng T, Ou X, Yuan Z, Yan X, Zhang X (2018). Development and application of China provincial road transport energy demand and GHG emissions analysis model. Applied Energy, 222, 313-328. Abstract.
Yuan Z, Ou X, Peng T, Yan X (2018). Development and application of a life cycle greenhouse gas emission analysis model for mobile air conditioning systems. Applied Energy, 221, 161-179. Abstract.
Peng T, Ou X, Yan X (2018). Development and application of an electric vehicles life-cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions analysis model. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 131, 699-708. Abstract.
Pell R, Tijsseling L, Palmer LW, Glass H, Yan X, Wall F, Zeng X, Li J (2018). Environmental optimisation of mine scheduling through life cycle assessment integration. Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Liu H, Ou X, Yuan J, Yan X (2018). Experience of producing natural gas from corn straw in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 135, 216-224. Abstract.
Salmoral G, Yan X (2018). Food-energy-water nexus: a life cycle analysis on virtual water and embodied energy in food consumption in the Tamar catchment, UK. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 133, 320-330. Abstract.
Matthew GS, Fitch-Roy OWF, Connor PM, Woodman B, Thies P, Hussain E, Mahmood H, Abusara M, Yan X, Hardwick J, et al (2018). ICE report T2.1.2 - ICE general methodology. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter.

2017

Wang Z, Lei T, Lin L, Yang M, Li Z, Xin X, Qi T, He X, Shi J, Yan X, et al (2017). Comparison of the Physical and Chemical Properties, Performance, and Emissions of Ethyl Levulinate–Biodiesel–Diesel and <i>n</i>-Butanol–Biodiesel–Diesel Blends. Energy & Fuels, 31(5), 5055-5062.
Yang M, Wang Z, Guo S, Xin X, Qi T, Lei T, Yan X (2017). Effects of fuel properties on combustion and emissions of a direct injection diesel engine fueled with n-butanol-diesel blends. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 9(1). Abstract.
Zhang Q, Ou X, Yan X, Zhang X (2017). Electric Vehicle Market Penetration and Impacts on Energy Consumption and CO2 Emission in the Future: Beijing Case. Energies, 10(2), 228-228.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X (2017). Incorporating criticality into Life Cycle Assessment for rare earth production. Mineral Deposits Studies Group. 18th - 21st Dec 2016. Abstract.
Maier M, Mueller M, Yan X (2017). Introducing a localised spatio-temporal LCI method with wheat production as exploratory case study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140, 492-501. Abstract.
Maier M, Mueller M, Yan X (2017). Introduction of a spatiotemporal Life Cycle Inventory method using a wind energy example.  Abstract.
Wang Z, Lei T, Yang M, Li Z, Qi T, Xin X, He X, Ajayebi A, Yan X (2017). Life cycle environmental impacts of cornstalk briquette fuel in China. Applied Energy, 192, 83-94. Abstract.
Yan X, Ward S, Butler D, Daly B (2017). Performance assessment and life cycle analysis of potable water production from harvested rainwater by a decentralized system. Journal of Cleaner Production Abstract.
Pell R, Wall F, Yan X, Bailey G (2017). Response to ‘Assessing the energy requirements and global warming potential of the production of rare earth elements’. Journal of Cleaner Production

2016

Wang Z, Li Z, Lei T, Yang M, Qi T, Lin L, Xin X, Ajayebi A, Yang Y, He X, et al (2016). Life cycle assessment of energy consumption and environmental emissions for cornstalk-based ethyl levulinate. Applied Energy, 183, 170-181.
Wu T, Zhou W, Yan X, Ou X (2016). Optimal policy design for photovoltaic power industry with positive externality in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 115, 22-30. Abstract.
Lei T, Wang Z, Chang X, Lin L, Yan X, Sun Y, Shi X, He X, Zhu J (2016). Performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine running on optimized ethyl levulinate-biodiesel-diesel blends. Energy, 95, 29-40. Abstract.

2014

Hu J, Lei T, Wang Z, Yan X, Shi X, Li Z, He X, Zhang Q (2014). Economic, environmental and social assessment of briquette fuel from agricultural residues in China - a study on flat die briquetting using corn stalk. Energy, 64, 557-566. Abstract.
Yan X, Inderwildi OR, King DA, Boies AM (2014). Response to Comment on "effects of ethanol on vehicle energy efficiency and implications on ethanol life-cycle greenhouse gas analysis". Environmental Science and Technology, 48(16), 9953-9954.

2013

Yan X, Inderwildi OR, King DA, Boies AM (2013). Effects of ethanol on vehicle energy efficiency and implications on ethanol life-cycle greenhouse gas analysis. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(11), 5535-5544. Abstract.
Ou X, Yan X, Zhang X, Zhang X (2013). Life-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions analysis for bio-liquid jet fuel from open pond-based micro-algae under China conditions. Energies, 6(9), 4897-4923. Abstract.
Yan X, Boies AM (2013). Quantifying the uncertainties in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for UK wheat ethanol. Environmental Research Letters, 8(1). Abstract.

2012

Wang Z, Lei T, Yue Z, Yan X, He X, Hu J, Zhu J (2012). A comparison of biomass gasification and pyrolysis in three kinds of reactors using corn stalk pellets. JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, 4(3). Author URL.
Wang ZW, Lei TZ, Yan XY, Li YL, He XF, Zhu JL (2012). Assessment and utilization of agricultural residue resources in henan province, china. BioResources, 7(3), 3847-3861. Abstract.
Yan X (2012). Bioethanol and biodiesel as alternative transportation fuels in China: Current status, future potentials, and life cycle analysis. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, 34(12), 1067-1075. Abstract.
Ou X, Yan X, Zhang X, Liu Z (2012). Life-cycle analysis on energy consumption and GHG emission intensities of alternative vehicle fuels in China. APPLIED ENERGY, 90(1), 218-224. Author URL.

2011

Yan X, Tan DKY, Inderwildi OR, Smith JAC, King DA (2011). Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis for agave-derived bioethanol. Energy and Environmental Science, 4(9), 3110-3121. Abstract.
Shirvani T, Yan X, Inderwildi OR, Edwards PP, King DA (2011). Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis for algae-derived biodiesel. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 4(10), 3773-3778. Author URL.
Ou X, Xiaoyu Y, Zhang X (2011). Life-cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for electricity generation and supply in China. APPLIED ENERGY, 88(1), 289-297. Author URL.

2010

Yan X, Inderwildi OR, King DA (2010). Biofuels and synthetic fuels in the US and China: a review of Well-to-Wheel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions with the impact of land-use change. Energy and Environmental Science, 3(2), 190-197. Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes R (2010). Effects of policy measures on energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions in China's road transport sector. , 77-96.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2010). Energy demand and emissions from road transportation vehicles in China. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 36(6), 651-676. Abstract.
Xunmin O, Yan X, Xiliang Z (2010). Using coal for transportation in China: Life cycle GHG of coal-based fuel and electric vehicle, and policy implications. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL, 4(5), 878-887. Author URL.

2009

Yan X (2009). Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions during the production of a passenger car in China. Energy Conversion and Management, 50(12), 2964-2966. Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2009). Life cycle analysis of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for road transportation fuels in China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13(9), 2505-2514. Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2009). Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas assessment of conventional and alternative fuel options for automobiles in China.  Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2009). Reduction potentials of energy demand and GHG emissions in China's road transport sector. Energy Policy, 37(2), 658-668.

2008

Hu Z, Tan P, Yan X, Lou D (2008). Life cycle energy, environment and economic assessment of soybean-based biodiesel as an alternative automotive fuel in China. Energy, 33(11), 1654-1658. Abstract.

2007

Yan X, Crookes RJ (2007). A Study of energy use in China.  Abstract.
Yan X, Crookes RJ (2007). Study on energy use in China. Journal of the Energy Institute, 80(2), 110-115. Abstract.

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