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Day of Science and Careers London 2018 Event Preview

Day of Science and Careers London 2018 Tuesday 27 March 2018

SCI's annual Day of Science & Careers is designed to give information about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry using and other science-based industries.

SCI AGM 2018 – Save the date!

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The 137th SCI AGM will be held on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

Cellulosic biofuels more productive, says study

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Using an ecomodelling system, researchers from Colorado State University have found that biofuels made from switchgrass, a non-edible grass that is durable in many weather conditions, may be more productive than those that are crop-based.

Meet our Bright SCIdea finalists

What's your bright SCIdea?

Our 2018 finalists for the Bright SCIdea Challenge have been selected. On Thursday 8 March, our shortlisted teams will enjoy a series of expert talks before pitching their science-based innovation to our panel of judges. The winners will walk away with £1,000!

Sir Martyn Poliakoff – Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his SCI Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn will update the audience on his team’s work into making photochemistry greener, more energy efficient, and more widely accessible.

Delivering on open access: What’s next?

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Delegates from academia, learned societies and publishing gathered at a forum to discuss the next steps in ensuring the success of open access with UKRI chief Mark Walport.

BSI seeks comment on soil standards

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The British Standards Institution (BSI) has requested comment from relevant parties on two draft standards relating to soil quality.

Thomas Swan obituary (1943-2018)

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SCI ex-President Thomas Swan has passed away at the age of 75.

Newsletter February 2018

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The EHS Group newsletter is designed to inform recipients about the activities carried out by your fellow active members. The purpose of this newsletter is to brief readers about the ongoing issues with which the Group is involved and to provide a catalyst for feedback and stimulus to encourage wider involvement by members.

Manufacturing sectors disproportionally affected by Brexit, says report

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A new report published by economists at the University of Sussex suggests that of the five proposed Brexit scenarios laid out by the government, none would result in a positive outcome for manufacturing in the UK.