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Wylfa suspension could lead to a UK energy crisis

Wylfa suspension could lead to a UK energy crisis

HITACHI has announced the decision to suspend indefinitely its UK nuclear power station construction project, located in Wylfa Newydd, Anglesey, Wales. Experts have warned that this could lead to a UK energy crisis.

  • 21st January 2019
New alliance combatting environmental plastic waste

New alliance combatting environmental plastic waste

NEARLY 30 companies from across the plastic value-chain, including BASF, Dow Chemical, Shell, and ExxonMobil, have formed an alliance to combat plastic waste. Announced yesterday in London, UK the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) aims to reduce plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.

  • 17th January 2019

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

Keith Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

Keith 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.