Whether it’s heating your home, cooking your breakfast, driving your car or using electricity to light up your life – we, as a society, are heavily reliant on non-renewable fuels.
As people become more affluent through global development and industrialisation, their demand for energy grows and the consumption of finite resources accelerates.
This presents chemical engineers with a difficult task – to find and develop new pathways to more sustainable energy consumption. And time is running out.
Over in the US, the main strategy for winning the global race in clean energy technology is through the advancement of biofuels by capitalising on domestic energy resources.