The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 928

October 2018Issue 928

Latest News

UK set to see surge in biomethane plants

UK set to see surge in biomethane plants

THE UK is set to see a 50% rise in biomethane plants operating by 2020, with as much as £400m (US$525m) invested in response to government incentives, says industry body.

  • 17th October 2018

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.