Free Webinar: Product Environmental Footprint: The Next Big Thing?

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2022 Time: 2 PM This webinar has been developed in response to the development of a new initiative, the product environmental footprint (PEF), which when launched is expected to have global...

What is Green Chemistry?

Is this just a buzz word used to create a more positive image of the Chemical Industry, or is it a true concept that is influencing Chemical Companies to adapt their behaviours and activities...

Huge energy problem still not tackled

The chemical industry is disappointed by the Government’s lack of support to help tackle energy costs, says a leading UK trade organisation. The Chemical Industries Association responded to last month’s Spring Statement by saying: “Whilst...

Partnership is key

How to master your energy transition to carbon neutrality. Mechanical Engineer, Jeff Parr-May prides himself in a longstanding career in the energy sector. Since Jeff joined Uniper he is helping Uniper customers deal with the many...

Lithium plant seeks to lower ‘eco’ impact

Europe’s first lithium refinery is aiming for production of lithium hydroxide with the lowest possible environmental impact. The partnership between sustainable supply chain provider Circulor and cleantech company Rock Tech Lithium will provide supply chain...

HydRegen’s proprietary enzyme platform implemented into sustainable chemical processes

Bioscience company HydRegen focuses on sustainable chemical manufacturing using their proprietary enzyme based redox platform. The company has received £385,000 in new funding from the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), alongside private investors,...

Europe chemical recycling to keep growing but legislative, infrastructure challenges remain

Chemical recycling continues to attract a wealth of investment in Europe and is still seen by many as the only potential way to meet mass-scale food-contact recycled material content targets for most polymers. As a...

INEOS, Petroineos and Plastic Energy in plastic recycling breakthrough

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe and Plastic Energy are working together on a trial to convert ‘hard to recycle plastic material’, such as flexible packaging, back into ‘food-grade’ quality plastic for use in food...

Rubber holds key to long-lasting, safer EV batteries

Georgia Tech engineers have solved common problems (slow lithium-ion transport and poor mechanical properties) using rubber electrolytes. For electric vehicles (EVs) to become mainstream, they need cost-effective, safer, longer-lasting batteries that won’t explode during use...

Scientists develop novel strategy for sustainable post-lithium-ion batteries

Bristol University scientists are celebrating the performance of sustainable batteries with far-reaching implications for e-vehicles and devices. High-performance sodium and potassium ion batteries have been developed using sustainably sourced cellulose. Scientists at the Bristol Composites Institute...