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SCI/BSAS conference: Climate Change and Livestock: What Next?

livestock

The impact that livestock has on our climate is a pressing issue for the farming and science communities as well as policy makers. Bringing these communities together, a one day conference held at SCI HQ London generated many talking points and exchanges of ideas.

Public Evening Lecture: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

engineering

Engineering shapes the world around us - from nanotechnology and the Internet of Things to solar farms, self-driving cars and skyscrapers.

Reactor design is set to reduce the cost of chemical processing

Chemical Engineer

As the chemical sector continues to grow its green credentials, there is a resurgence of interest in reactor design as a way to cut costs and improve safety and efficiency.

A decarbonised electricity supply offers most benefits

Electricity grid

Reducing the impact of electricity generation on global warming is a challenge that has been taken up by an international team of researchers.

Seasonal changes in Mars’ atmosphere proving a mystery

Mars surface

Researchers have found the large variations in the levels of oxygen present on Mars cannot be explained by known chemistry.

China is breathing easy

Carbon emissions

Making good on a commitment to improve China’s air, the country’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has announced a three year plan to cut volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by 10%. The MEE is targeting almost every VOC source from oil and gas operations to pharmaceutical manufacturing.

UK Government bringing business together

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency.

Businesses in the UK have been invited to apply for a share of £5 million to improve the resource and energy efficiency of so-called foundation industries.

CIEX Day Two: The Digital Revolution

Industry 4.0

On 9 and 10 October 2019, innovation experts and practitioners from the consumer, industrial and speciality chemical sectors gathered to CIEX 2019 (Chemical Innovation Exchange) conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Delegates gained a deeper understanding of the many possibilities open to industry through technology, collaboration and innovation. During the second day, chaired by Sharon Todd, CEO of SCI, delegates heard about the impact and benefits of digitalisation.

New options to remove carbon dioxide from the environment

environment

Researchers at The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have been working with members at several organisations to evaluate the benefits and risks associated with six different land-based greenhouse gas (GHG) removal options. Their findings have been published in a report.

CIEX day 1: Plotting a course for the future

Industry 4.0

On the 9th and 10th of October innovation experts and practitioners from the consumer, industrial and speciality chemical sectors gathered at the CIEX 2019 (Chemical Innovation Exchange) conference which was held in Frankfurt Germany. Delegates gained a deeper understanding of the many possibilities open to industry through technology, collaboration and innovation. During the first day delegates heard about the move towards the collaborative business model.