In January 2021 fuel suppliers are required to increase the amount of renewable fuel they use to comply with latest updates to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).
Harry Swan, CEO of UK chemical manufacturer Thomas Swan, is urging businesses to act now to be ready for new trading rules between the UK and EU. He says his firm has already taken action to prepare for the end of the Transition period on 31 December 2020, and he’s calling on others to do the same. Read the comment in C&I magazine.
As C&I went to press in early December, current affairs discussions focused on the welcome news that the UK government has authorised the first Covid-19 vaccine following approval by the independent medicines agency MHRA for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, expected to be made available before Christmas.
The goal of creating a circular economy is one of many initiatives with the aim of reducing our environmental impact. Within the refining and chemical industries, there is an increasing focus on how technology and research can be applied to support the re-engineering of many product value chains, thereby reducing the environmental impact of specific products throughout their entire lifecycle.
As a lynchpin in the supply chains of multiple other industries, the chemical industry is at the forefront of solving today’s most pressing issues: climate change, water and food scarcity, global health, and poverty.