All the movers and shakers in the chemical industry for March 2022.
This rather provocative book takes scientist authors to task for a practice that is commonplace in the sciences and regarded by the great majority of scientists as unexceptionable. The book’s author, physicist and historian of science José Perillán claims that problems arise as soon as scientists decide to include even the briefest mention of history in a scientific work.
The book presents a variety of perspectives not normally represented in Western media. There are the Pacific Islanders who want to reframe their perceived image and count as a large ocean state rather than a splatter of small island states.
Launched in 2018 as an international ‘network of networks’ including existing projects under a new umbrella organisation to avoid unnecessary duplication, the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) aims to ensure that all species that have complex cells with a nucleus and have been officially identified with a binomial name will also have a high-quality genome sequence on record.
The day after BP abandoned its stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft, rival oil giant Shell announced plans to exit all its Russian operations, Reuters reported at the beginning of March 2022.
Using various analytical tools, researchers have revealed details about the structure of Clostridioides difficile’s external armour-like surface. Information that could aid efforts to treat infections due to the superbug, which is resistant to all but three antibiotics.
Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine has shone a stark spotlight on the inter-related, and particularly interdependent, nature of the modern globalised world. And the impact of this heinous act will have repercussions long after any resolution of the situation.
Read the latest news in brief in C&I Issue 3 2022.
India has announced plans to boost domestic production of green hydrogen to 5m t/year by 2030. The country’s National Green Hydrogen mission policy should help India become a green hydrogen hub.
From 1 July 2024, all rechargeable industrial and EV batteries will require a carbon footprint declaration, which will eventually transition into a mandatory maximum lifecycle carbon footprint threshold.