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Chemical Industry Awards IChemE Awards Recognise Engineering Excellence and Innovation

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

With new sponsors and award categories, the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) Awards for 2014 are an even bigger showcase of excellence and innovation in the chemical and process industries.

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New sponsors and award categories have combined to make the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) Awards for 2014 the world’s biggest showcase of excellence and innovation in the chemical and process industries.
New sponsors and award categories have combined to make the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) Awards for 2014 the world’s biggest showcase of excellence and innovation in the chemical and process industries.
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With over 30 award categories in 2014, the IChemE Awards are available to enter at four separate ceremonies in Malaysia, Singapore, North America and culminating with the IChemE Global Awards to be held in the UK in November. Three new categories including Young Chemical Engineer in Academia Award, Young Chemical Engineer in Industry Award and the Nuclear Creativity Award are available for the first time.

Nearly 20 major organisations are sponsoring or supporting the competition, including newcomers Genesis Oil and Gas an Fahad Al-Abdulkareem, managing director of Aramco Overseas Company, an affiliate of Saudi Aramco in Europe, said: “Saudi Aramco is delighted to once again support the IChemE Awards and its recognition of excellence and innovation in chemical engineering. “As a fully integrated, petroleum and chemicals enterprise, Saudi Aramco has a vested interest in chemical engineering, a field of great importance for us and the global energy industry.”d Bouygues Energies and Services. Saudi Aramco has extended its support for the IChemE Awards by becoming sponsor of the overall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering.

Chemical Engineering Excellence Takes the Biggest Stage

IChemE deputy chief executive, Justin Blades, said: “Once again we have received amazing support from our sponsors and partners to help stage the IChemE Awards. With their backing the IChemE Awards continue to be the biggest and best showcase of excellence and innovation in the chemical and process industries. This year we are particularly pleased to provide more opportunity for young chemical engineers – in industry and academia – to celebrate their achievements and the enthusiasm they bring to the chemical engineering profession.”

“We are also pleased to continue our relationship with Reliance Industries and their support for our ‘Resource-Poor’ category which recognises the use of chemical engineering technology to support people living on less than $2 a day. This award continues to epitomise the phrase ‘chemical engineering matters’ and the ability our profession has to improve the quality of life of everyone all over the world.”

Accompanying Innovation from Drawing Board to Production

Last year’s overall winner was Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories Research Centre (QUILL), in partnership with Petronas, for their gas clean-up technology. Since winning the award, Petronas has signed a licensing agreement with Swiss-based Clariant to market the mercury removal technology worldwide. The IChemE Global Awards are being held at Cheltenham Racecourse on 6 November 2014, in association with Saudi Aramco.

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