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Green chemistry award winners

Green chemistry

The annual US Green Chemistry Challenge awards promote the environmental and economic benefits of developing and using novel green chemistry. The awards are managed by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, and the 2019 awards saw four winners.  

Developments in the Biodiesel Space


To celebrate International Biodiesel Day on 10 August we explore some recent developments in the area, including improved production methods that could help in making the organically-sourced fuel more readily available in the future.

Altering land use a critical part of the climate solution


The ways in which global businesses are using land are a "major contributor" to climate change and must be radically transformed if the aims of the Paris Agreement are to be met, says a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Business Secretary holds Brexit roundtable with businesses


Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom held her first Brexit roundtable with a range of businesses supporting employers to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Airships to make a return in aid of reducing carbon emissions


The return of airships could play an important role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen-based economy.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit in 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Applications for 2020 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.

Journal Highlights: July 2019


SCI's peer-reviewed journals provide research studies and commentary articles undertaken by top scientists in emerging areas, addressing global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

Immediate action is needed but there is still hope, says leading climate scientist

climate change

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, Professor Hayley Fowler from Newcastle University gave her Public Evening Lecture on ‘Climate change: Increasing extreme weather and impacts on water resources.’

Introducing Brett Parkinson - SCI Scholar 2019

Brett Parkinson, SCI Scholar

For over thirty years, SCI has supported and recognised the excellence of early career people, by aiding their studies in the form of an SCI Scholarship. Brett Parkinson was awarded an SCI Scholarship in 2019. Here, he tells us about himself and his research project.