Major opportunity to recover materials from waste within the UK bioeconomy

Best practice has simply demonstrated risk mitigation of environmental impact of landfill and incineration. But these controls are not necessarily practiced around the world. Instead of burying the problem or turning it to carbon dioxide...

Carbon capture comes under scrutiny

A UK university team is helping to investigate ways to improve monitoring of carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites, work that has implications for the chemical industry as it increasingly embraces the technology. The University...
Team observes super-fast process

Team observes super-fast process

A team of researchers combining chemistry and bioscience have observed how a light-activated compound alters the structure of DNA, which could lead to new cancer treatments. Photo-dynamic therapy, a form of treatment for conditions including...

Fusion reactors ‘economically viable’ say experts

Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policy-makers should start planning to build them as a replacement for conventional nuclear power stations, according to research. Researchers...

Chemical industry award winners are announced

The winners of the 2015 Chemical Industry Awards were announced at a dinner held at The Newcastle Gateshead Hilton. The winners were: ABB Manufacturing & Resource Efficiency Award – Winner: LyondellBasell Carrington - LyondellBasell are dedicated...

Research could make batteries safer

A team from UCL has discovered what happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a dangerous chain reaction of events is important to improve their design to...

‘Chemical harpoons’ could tackle antiobiotic problem’

The global threat of widespread bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest challenges facing science and medicine. Now, the discovery of bacterial “chemical harpoons” could pave the way for a new approach to...

Industry is on the up

Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry continues to show solid growth in 2015. In the latest survey of its members by the Chemical Industries Association, most companies predict they will increase sales in the...

Confidence high with research leading the way

Most companies in Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry say that they are committed to increased investment in research in the next twelve months. A survey by the Chemical Industries Association shows a confident...

Team will seek answers

SulNOx Fuel Fusions plc has signed a two year research contract to support a Post Doctoral Researcher within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) at Cambridge University. The work will look at fuel...