A Greener Future for IChemE

Article by Daniel Firth

The BioFutures Programme will address the opportunities and challenges faced by the chemical engineering profession and the biosector

THE 21st century has made clear the challenges that chemical engineers will face. Our sector is coming to grips with the knock-on effects of the difficulties faced by the oil and gas sector, including the fall in oil prices. However, the decline in the oil and gas sector should not equate to the decline of the chemical engineering profession. New technologies are emerging and will require new skills from engineers.

In December 2015, The Chemical Engineer published an article entitled Pick a Mix, by Ian Shott, Nigel Titchener-Hooker and Jonathan Seville. The article called for action to boost the skills diversity of chemical engineering graduates to prepare them for the greater diversity of roles requiring chemical engineers.

Article by Daniel Firth

Policy Officer (Biofutures), IChemE

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