Household waste to low-carbon gas – IChemE Sustainability, Energy and Outstanding Award Winners 2018

The big winners at the IChemE Global Awards 2018 were a UK consortium consisting of Advanced Plasma Power, University College London, Cadent Gas and Progressive Energy.

The team took home three awards in the Sustainability, Energy and Outstanding Achievement categories, for their project, Converting Waste to BioSNG.

Together, they developed an innovative and unique gasification and catalytic process to turn household waste into a clean, green and renewable energy called Bio Synthetic Natural Gas (BioSNG). It’s a low-carbon gas that the team feel is a great contribution to decarbonise the energy sector and heat homes across the UK for years to come.

Find out more about the project, and the team’s reaction to winning three awards, in this video:

If you have a cutting-edge project that you think is worthy of an IChemE Global Award in any of these categories, make sure to enter by the end of today (12 July 2019) for this year’s award ceremony.

Today is the last chance to enter for the IChemE Global Awards 2019. Submit your entry online at: www.icheme.org/awards

This video was produced by CMA Video.

‘Out of this world’ next generation batteries – IChemE Young Researcher Award Winner 2018

Donal Finegan from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory was presented with the Young Researcher Award at the IChemE Global Awards 2018.

Having studied a degree in chemical engineering, Finegan diverged into energy systems. His research explores the performance and safety of lithium batteries, primarily looking at why they fail.

His innovation and insights have had direct positive impacts on the design of next generation Li-ion batteries, as well as advanced energy systems, including some of NASA’s manned space applications.

Finegan explains more on his work and his delight at his recognition in this video:

Do you know a researcher who is helping to address important economic, environmental or social issues? Then why not enter them for the IChemE Global Awards 2019.

Submit your entry by 12 July 2019 online at: www.icheme.org/awards

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Inspiring chemical engineers of the future – IChemE Young Industrialist Award Winner 2018

Rojiar Ferschy was presented the Young Industrialist Award at the IChemE Global Awards 2018 for her outstanding achievements as a process engineer at Sellafield, including her voluntary work within the community.

Ferschy always aspired to be a chemical engineer, and was keen to turn this into a reality when she moved to the UK.

With a keen interest in STEM subjects, Ferschy’s determination and dedication has led her to achieve her professional goals as a process engineer, simultaneously giving back to the community through her volunteer work.

Find out more on her story in this video:

Do you know a young chemical, biochemical or process engineer in your industry who is deserving of an IChemE Global Award?

Entries to this year’s Global Awards are open until 12 July 2019 at: www.icheme.org/awards

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Shaping the chemical engineers of the future – IChemE Training and Development Award Winner 2018

Recognising the need to address the skills gap in the nuclear industry, Energus, UK set up the nucleargraduates programme, under licence to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

For this, they took home the trophy in the Training and Development category at the IChemE Global Awards 2018.

This bespoke programme allows graduates to tailor their own scheme to best suit their training and development needs.

Energus works with organisations from all nuclear sector and supply chains to identify the skill shortages, and focus on training environmental scientists, chemical engineers, and cyber engineers.

Kathryn Walker from Energus, shares her delight at winning the award. Watch here:

Have you got a training scheme worthy of an IChemE Global Award 2019? Nominations are open until 12 July 2019.

Find out more information and enter online at: www.icheme.org/awards

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Young team delivers facility to store plutonium – IChemE Team Award Winner 2018

Teamwork is essential when it comes to delivering a project of any scale. The collaborative efforts of Sellafield Ltd, Progressive Alliance and AXIOM led them to win the Team Award at IChemE Global Awards 2018.

Their task was to deliver a new facility on the Sellafield site to store consolidated nuclear material safely. The partnership meant that there were no barriers between the different companies. Their collective expertise meant the project was delivered successfully, and within a tight timescale.

Find out more on their project in this video:

Do you have a project demonstrating excellent teamwork? Why not enter the IChemE Global Awards 2019, which is open for nominations until 12 July 2019.

Find out more on the category and enter at: www.icheme.org/awards

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Solar power and electricity combined to produced renewable energy – IChemE Research Project Award Winner 2018

Perseverance paid off for the Clean Energy Processes Lab at Imperial College. After 10 years of challenging research to find a renewable energy solution through solar power, using a combination of both heat and electricity, they did it.

And for this successful project, the team won the Research Project Award at the IChemE Global Awards 2018.

They developed a novel integrated PV and solar-thermal (PVT) hybrid panel technology, that harnesses both heat and electricity to provide a form of renewable energy.

Christos Markides explains more on the project and how he feels to be an IChemE Global Award winner, in this video:

If you have a research project that you’d like to enter for the IChemE Global Awards 2019 visit: www.icheme.org/awards

Enter by 12 July 2019.

This video was produced by CMA Video.

‘Super-computer’ behind improved process safety – IChemE Process Safety Award Winner 2018

Woodside Energy in Australia was the winner of the Process Safety category at the IChemE Global Awards 2018.

Improving process safety in the organisation was an important exercise for Woodside, and they successfully achieved this by implementing an intelligent research system, Watson HSEQ.

This ‘super-computer’ provides Woodside personnel with valuable process safety insights at their fingertips, and allows them to learn from past experiences more efficiently and effectively.

Watch this video to find out more about the project:

Do you have an award-worthy process safety project that you’d like to enter in the IChemE Global Awards 2019? Find out more and submit your entry by 12 July 2019 at: www.icheme.org/awards

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Sterile filtration unit enables production of life-saving drugs – IChemE Pharma Award Winner 2018

Picking up the Pharma Award at the IChemE Global Awards 2018 was a consortium group comprising of GSK, PM Group, Suncombe and ITT, for their project Fully Integrated Sterile Filtration Unit.

In this collaborative project, the team set out to find a lasting solution to manufacturing a life-saving drug using a sterile filtration system. The drug produced currently benefits 90,000 people every day and without this critical part of the function, patients would be without the medication they need.

Watch this video to find out more:

If you have a project demonstrating the best in process or technology in the pharmaceutical sector, why not enter the IChemE Global Awards 2019?

Find out more and enter by 12 July 2019 at: www.icheme.org/awards

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Pioneering stackable ceramic pellet improves heat transfer – IChemE Oil and Gas Award Winner 2018

At the IChemE Global Awards 2018, Johnson Matthey took home the award in the Oil and Gas category, for their project CATACEL SSR: Structured Steam Reforming Catalyst.

CATACEL SSR has a unique stackable, structural reactor. By applying a catalyst coating on metal foil, it is engineered and designed to maximise heat transfer more efficiently.

The Johnson Matthey team share more insight into their innovative project, in this video:

If you have an exciting chemical engineering project that you’d like to enter for this category, find out more and enter at: http://www.icheme.org/awards

Don’t forget to enter the IChemE Global Awards 2019 by 12 July 2019.

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Bringing diversity to the forefront of chemical engineering – IChemE Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner 2018

Leading the way for becoming the number one employer for equality, diversity and inclusion, the Environment Agency took home the Diversity & Inclusion Award at the IChemE Global Awards 2018.

The Environment Agency employs chemical engineers from all different backgrounds and strongly believe in creating a life-enhancing workplace for their employees. Watch this video to find out more:

Is your organisation best demonstrating a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within its workforce, sector or business practices? You can enter for this category in the IChemE Global Awards 2019.

Enter by 12 July 2019 at: www.icheme.org/awards.

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Revolutionising the food and dairy industry – IChemE Food and Drink Award Winner 2018

Monash University in Australia walked away with the award in the Food and Drink category at IChemE Global Awards 2018 for their project, Collaborative Food and Dairy Research.

Its process engineers have been working on a large-scale project at an international level, trying to find ways to revolutionise the dairy industry by looking into the process optimisation of spray-drying, especially for dairy powder. This research project has already enabled their commerical partners to process greater than 70% of Australia’s milk.

Cordelia Selomulya who has been leading on the collaborative research project shares how chemical engineering plays a key role in the optimisation of spray-drying and improving sustainability. Find out more in this video:

If you have an innovative project that is worthy of an IChemE Global Award 2019, then submit your work here: www.icheme.org/awards.

Entries are open until 12 July 2019.

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Green chemistry offers solution to plastic and polyester recycling – IChemE Business Start-up Award Winner 2018

Winner of the IChemE Global Awards 2018 in the Business Start-up category was Green Lizards Technologies, for their project, GLT’s Journey from Creation to Commercialisation.

As a university spin-out company with expertise in the chemical, energy and recycling industries, Green Lizards Technologies are paving the way with their innovative idea of combining green chemistry and chemical engineering, to find a practical solution and offer plastic recycling and polyester recycling in a safe and efficient manner.

In this video, find out more from the team on their mission to create a unique space in clean energy and sustainable technology:

Do you have a new and successful business in the chemical, biochemical or process industry? If so, why not submit it for an IChemE Global Award 2019?

Entries are open until 12 July 2019. Visit: www.icheme.org/awards.

This video was produced by CMA Video.

Chemical engineers roll out new nuclear facility – IChemE Industry Project Award Winner 2018

At the IChemE Global Awards 2018, Rolls-Royce received the Industry Project Award for their project – Delivering a New Nuclear Manufacturing Facility at their Raynesway site.

It was the first time since the 1960s that a complex project of this scale had been undertaken by the company. With their trusty team of chemical engineers, Rolls-Royce was able to enhance its existing nuclear manufacturing facility in a 12-month period, enabling them to deliver on customer commitments, now and in the future.

Learn more about this project from Lee-Greenlees, Gareth Braddock and Alison Askins who share their delight in being recognised for their work in this video:

Entries are open for the IChemE Global Awards 2019. If you have an exciting chemical engineering project that you’d like to enter for this category, find out more and enter at: www.icheme.org/awards.

Submit your entry by 12 July 2019.

This video was produced by CMA Video.

From waste to renewable biofuels – IChemE Biotechnology Award Winner 2018

Enerkem, Canada walked away with the IChemE Global Awards 2018 in the Biotechnology category for their project From Waste to Biofuels: Enerkem’s Disruptive Biotechnology.

Being at the forefront of waste management, Enerkem’s state-of-the-art technology enables them to take non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal solid waste converting this into renewable energy. This offers environmental benefits such as preventing methane release from landfills, but also reducing CO2 emissions by displacing sources of ethanol and methanol.

In this video, Alex Miles, Enerkem’s Director, Commercial Development (Europe), explains more about the company’s work on this technology over the past 18 years and how it is being rolled out globally:

The project was also featured as one of a series of energy and resource efficiency case studies by the IChemE Energy Centre. Read more on Enerkem’s  project in this case study.

Do you have an exciting chemical engineering project in biotechnology? Why not enter the IChemE Global Awards 2019.

Entries are now open until 12 July. Visit: http://www.icheme.org/awards.

This video was produced by CMA Video

Self-cleaning system creates clean water for Malaysian villagers – IChemE Water Award Winner 2018

The University of Malaya and Berqat Mechanic Engineering won the IChemE Global Awards 2018 in the Water Award category for their project – Self-Cleaning Ultrafiltration System Producing Clean Water.

Together they have transformed the lives of people living in rural villages who haven’t had access to clean water for many years. They have designed an automated, self-cleaning, mobile ultrafiltration system, which has been installed in remote villages in Malaysia to produce clean water from various sources without the use of chemicals.

Find out more about their project in this video.

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