The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 944

February 2020Issue 944

Latest News

New funding announced for UK decarbonisation projects

New funding announced for UK decarbonisation projects

THE UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded around £90m (US$114m) in funding to help decarbonise homes and industry, which includes funding for five demonstration phase hydrogen projects.

  • 21st February 2020
IChemE medal winners announced

IChemE medal winners announced

ENERGY experts and dedicated volunteers are among 26 chemical engineers being recognised by IChemE for outstanding contributions to the profession in industry and academia.

  • 19th February 2020

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

2015 marks the centenary of the Great Shell Crisis of World War I (WWI), in which the British Army was running short of munitions. The subsequent scaling up of the supply of high explosives and propellants became a major achievement of the embryonic chemical engineering profession under the leadership of Kenneth Bingham Quinan.

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

For a series called Chemical Engineers who Changed the World, it would be downright rude not to feature the man who is widely regarded as the founding father of the discipline and the spiritual father of IChemE.