The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 949/950

July/August 2020Issue 949/950

Latest News

IChemE gives approval to level 3 diploma

IChemE gives approval to level 3 diploma

ICHEME has approved the Bulk Storage Operator Technician level 3 diploma of high hazards training provider Reynolds Training Services, which is the first level 3 diploma to be approved by IChemE.

  • 7th August 2020
BP reveals strategy to reach net zero

BP reveals strategy to reach net zero

FOLLOWING its announcement in February to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, BP has revealed its net zero strategy. The plan includes many shorter-term objectives, including cutting oil and gas production by 40% by 2030.

  • 7th August 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.