The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 936

June 2019Issue 936

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BP warns that world is on unsustainable path

BP warns that world is on unsustainable path

BP HAS warned of a “worrying vicious cycle” of energy use in its new global energy report, as extreme weather caused a growth in energy use and a subsequent rise in emissions last year.

  • 12th July 2019

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.