The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 951

September 2020Issue 951

Latest News

Hitachi withdraws from UK nuclear project

Hitachi withdraws from UK nuclear project

HITACHI has announced that its UK subsidiary will cease development of its 5.8 GW UK nuclear project, which includes construction of the Wylfa Newydd power plant, on Anglesey, Wales. Work on the Wylfa development had been suspended since January 2019.

  • 17th September 2020
IChemE announces Global Awards 2020 finalists

IChemE announces Global Awards 2020 finalists

ICHEME has announced more than 120 finalist entries which are in with a chance of winning a trophy for excellence in chemical, biochemical, and process engineering in the Institution’s Global Awards 2020.

  • 16th September 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.