Ship goes into service

A new liquefied ethylene gas carrier (LEG) that will transport ethane to a SABIC cracker has been brought into service. Operated by German shipping company Hartmann Reederei and GasChem Services, the vessel will carry shipments...

Step forward for technology

The Centre for Process Innovation has announced that it is collaborating with PragmatIC, a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, to develop its FlexLogIC system. FlexLogIC is a fully automated system for high throughput manufacturing...

Honour for professor

Professor Tony James, from the Department of Chemistry at Bath University, has been awarded a 2017 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. The award recognises scientists of outstanding achievement and provides support to enable them...

Taking a new look at innovation

A former Government minister has called for a shake up in the way the UK promotes innovation and research in a speech to a major chemical industry audience. Former Science and Universities Minister Lord David...

CBA elects new chairman

The Chemical Business Association has elected Mottie Kessler MBE, Chairman and Chief Executive of the 2M Group as its new Chairman for a two-year term. Mottie Kessler founded the 2M Group twelve years ago and,...

Responsible care awards are presented

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has unveiled the winners of its annual industry awards for Responsible Care. They were presented at CBA’s Annual Lunch at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, before an audience of...

Report backs carbon capture proposal

The Tees Valley could be the birthplace of clean industrial growth, attracting inward investment and job creation, under finance proposals published by industrial cluster Teesside Collective. The report, funded by the Department for Business, Energy...

Confidence remains strong

The latest survey of business confidence in the UK chemical sector has showed signs of optimism for 2017 after a tough 2016. Carried out for the Chemical Industries Association, the latest quarterly survey published in...

Potential drugs for cancer and diabetes treatment

New molecules which scientists hope could one day become drugs for both cancer and diabetes have been created at the University of Bath The compounds can increase glucose uptake into fat cells and could help...

Scientist calls for re-think on greenhouse gas technology

A leading green energy scientist who uses bacteria to turn greenhouse gases into usable chemicals is calling for more investment from industry and government subsidies to scale up the technology. Professor Nigel Minton, from The...