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IEA calls on oil and gas to ‘step up’ its climate change efforts

IEA calls on oil and gas to ‘step up’ its climate change efforts

THE oil and gas industry needs to “step up” climate change efforts, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). As the world increasingly shifts to clean energy transitions, it risks losing long-term social acceptability and profitability if it fails to address growing calls to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 22nd January 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.