IChemE Global Awards 2015

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Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering 2015

Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Aramaco

Sponsor: Aramco

Winner: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The outstanding entry from the IChemE Global Awards, IChemE Singapore Awards and IChemE Malaysia Awards, across all categories, received the outstanding achievement award.


Chemical Engineering Industry Project of the Year Award 2015

Industry Project Award sponsored by Sellafield Ltd

Sponsor: Sellafield Ltd

Winner: Costain

Highly commended: Aramco; Johnson Matthey, UK; Dow Global Technologies LLC

Finalists:

  • ‘Dimlington terminal modifications’, Costain, UK
  • ‘C10 plasticiser alcohol process’, Johnson Matthey, UK; Dow Global Technologies LLC, US
  • ‘A fertilizer composition for black pepper’, Malaysian Pepper Board, Malaysia
  • ‘Gravitational milk of lime dosing system’, Nzoia Sugar Co. Ltd, Kenya
  • ‘Installation of ShGP flare gas recovery system’, Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • ‘Eliminating LPG vapour lock’, Unilever; Old Park Engineering Services Ltd, UK

Research Project of the Year Award 2015

Research Project sponsored by Simon Carves Engineering

Sponsor: Simon Carves Engineering

Winner: Laurentian University; Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations

Highly commended: Costain/Tetronics International; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Finalists:

  • ‘C1 gas fermentation facility’, Centre for Process Innovation, UK
  • ‘Plasma vitrification of nuclear waste’, Costain; Tetronics International, UK
  • ‘UNIHEAT project’, Imperial College London; BP, UK; Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia
  • ‘Sub–10 nm polyamide nanofilms for molecular separation’, Imperial College London; BP-ICAM, UK
  • ‘COMET ventilation air methane abatement’, Johnson Matthey, UK
  • ‘Industrial off-gas supports biofuel production’, Laurentian University; Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Canada
  • ‘Making fracking greener’, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • ‘Make to order product properties’, Perceptive Engineering Ltd; University of Strathclyde; Centre For Process Innovation; AstraZeneca, UK
  • ‘A step-change innovation in perfume delivery’, QUILL Research Centre, UK
  • ‘Catalysis on sub-nanoscale Au’, University College London, UK; University of Pittsburgh; University of Delaware, USA
  • ‘Safer and cheaper solar cell processing’, University of Liverpool, UK
  • ‘Drosophila smell receptors for industrial applications’, University of Sussex, UK; CSIRO; Monash University, Australia
  • 'Carbon capture using innovative adsorbents', National University of Singapore, Singapore


Process Safety Award 2015

Process Safety sponsored by ABB

Sponsor: ABB Consulting

Winner: Senscient Ltd; GexCon AS; Suncor Energy Inc

Highly commended: BP European Acetyls/BP Information Technology and Services Digital Innovation Organisation/Loughborough University/Igloo Vision; London South Bank University; Sellafield Ltd

Finalists:

  • 'Igloo system heats up training’, BP European Acetyls; BP Information Technology and Services Digital Innovation Organisation; Loughborough University, Igloo Vision. UK
  • ‘Dow Dewsbury process safety excellence’, Dow Chemical Company Ltd, UK
  • ‘Permission to supervise – re-engaging supervisors’, GSK, UK
  • ‘Hydrogen technical guide for safety management’, London South Bank University; Sellafield Ltd, UK
  • ‘Building process safety knowledge & performance’, Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals; Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • ‘Methane hazard – fact or fairytale?’, Sellafield Ltd, UK
  • ‘Laser-based sensor technology improves process safety’, Senscient Ltd; GexCon AS; Suncor Energy Inc, UK
  • ‘G.R.A.N.D.’, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 'Continuous API manufacturing project', Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • 'Leading indicators approach to process safety', Asean Bintulu Fertilizer, Malaysia


Education and Training Award 2015

Education and Training Award sponsored by Bouygues Energies and Services

Sponsor: Bouygues Energies and Services

Winner: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals; Cork Institute of Technology

Highly commended: University of Strathclyde; BP European Acetyls/BP Information Technology and Services Digital Innovation Organisation/Loughborough University/Igloo Vision

Finalists:

  • ‘Mentors forum’, Air Products, UK
  • ‘MEng oil and gas engineering course’, Atkins; University of Edinburgh, UK
  • ‘Igloo system heats up training’, BP European Acetyls Hull Site; BP Information Technology and Services Digital Innovation Organisation; Loughborough University, Igloo Vision, UK
  • ‘Leadership diversity: why women matter’, Dow Chemical Company Ltd, UK
  • ‘Building process safety knowledge & performance’, Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals; Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • ‘Public engagement with hydrogen power’, UCell UCL Fuel Cells, UK
  • 'Industrial tours to large classes’, University of Birmingham; Solvay Solutions; Smurfit Kappa SSK, UK
    ‘ReallySmallScience’, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • 'Education for all', Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 'Innovative teaching of chemical process safety', Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore


Energy Award 2015

Energy Award sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Sponsor: Rolls-Royce

Winner: University of Liverpool

Highly commended: Costain/Tetronics International; Dow Building Solutions

Finalists:

  • ‘Retrievals liquor balance model’, AECOM; Sellafield Ltd, UK
  • ‘Innovative energy from waste technology’, Chinook Sciences Ltd, UK
  • ‘Plasma vitrification of nuclear waste’, Costain; Tetronics International, UK
  • ‘Commercial rollout of XENERGYTM', Dow Building Solutions, UK
  • ‘Electrolysis for sustainable fuels and chemicals’, University of Bath, UK; Catalytic Innovations LLC, USA
  • ‘Safer and cheaper solar cell processing’, University of Liverpool, UK
  • ‘Spray-cast perovskite photovoltaic devices’, University of Sheffield; University of Cambridge, UK


Oil and Gas Award 2015

Oil and Gas Award sponsored by Jacobs

Sponsor: Jacobs

Winner: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Highly commended: The Ohio State University; PETRONAS/Quill of Queen's University Belfast

Finalists:

  • ‘Carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery’, Costain, UK
  • ‘Non mechanical intensified thin film evaporator’, Hybrid Gasification, UK
  • ‘Separating oil from water’, Ohio State University, USA
  • ‘Making fracking greener’, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • ‘Saving energy, boosting yield’, Palmer International Partnership LLP, UK
  • ‘De-acidification of high acid crude oils’, PETRONAS, Malaysia; QUILL of QUB, UK
  • ‘Nanostructure for sulfur cleanup’, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
  • 'First PETRONAS drilling fluid', PETRONAS, Malaysia  


Best Business Start-Up Award 2015

Business Start-Up Award sponsored by Shell
Sponsor: Shell

Winner: Novvi LLC

Highly commended: Recycling Technologies Ltd; Horizon Proteins

Finalists:

  • Green Energy Biofuels (GEB), Nigeria
  • Horizon Proteins, UK
  • Nova Process Ltd, UK
  • Novvi LLC, USA
  • Puridify Ltd, UK
  • Recycling Technologies Ltd, UK
  • Renergi Pty Ltd, Australia
  • TeeGene Biotech Ltd, UK
  • Tomi's Treats Ltd, Nigeria


NEW - Chemical Engineering Industry Leader Award 2015

Industry Leader Award sponsoted by NES Global Talent

Sponsor: NES Global Talent

Winner: Stuart Campbell, Costain


Dhirubhai Ambani Award for Outstanding Chemical Engineering Innovation for Resource-Poor People 2015

Resource-poor Technology sponsored by Reliance Industries

Sponsor: Reliance Industries

Winner: Sir Joseph Swan centre for Energy Research, Newcastle

Highly commended: Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

Finalists:

  • ‘Conversion of biomass into cellulose ethanol (cooking fuel)’, Green Energy Biofuels (GEB), Nigeria
  • ‘Low cost technology for dialysis membranes’, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • ‘Production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil’, London South Bank University, UK
  • ‘Low-cost sustainable water filter’, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • ‘Multifunctional concentrated solar adsorption for food preservation’, Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research, Newcastle, UK 
  • ‘3D printed microbial water sensor’, University of Bath, UK


Innovative Product of the Year Award 2015

Innovative Product Award sponsored by AstraZeneca

Sponsor: AstraZeneca

Winner: Johnson Matthey; Cardiff University

Highly commended: Xeros Technology Group plc; Providence Photonics/ExxonMobil Research Qatar Ltd

Finalists:

  • ‘Phase change materials for disruptive optoelectronics’, Bodle Technologies, UK
  • ‘Marine ballast water treatment system’, Coldharbour Marine, UK
  • ‘Commercial rollout of XENERGYTM', Dow Building Solutions, UK
  • ‘Chemically engineered soap base’, IOI Olechemical Industry Berhad, Malaysia
  • ‘Gold catalysts for VCM production’, Johnson Matthey; Cardiff University, UK
  • ‘IntelliRed autonomous leak detection’, Providence Photonics, USA; ExxonMobil Research Qatar Ltd, Qatar
  • ‘Low-cost sustainable water filter’, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • ‘REPID – insect repellent with detector’, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • ‘Xeros polymer bead cleaning system’, Xeros Technology Group plc, UK


Sustainable Technology Award 2015

Sustainable Technology Award sponsored by Costain

Sponsor: Costain

Winner: Lehigh Technologies

Highly commended: Catholic University of Portugal; Neutral Fuels

Finalists:

  • ‘Sunscreen from cod fish bones’, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal
  • ‘Innovative energy from waste technology’, Chinook Sciences Ltd, UK
  • ‘Gold catalysts for VCM production’, Johnson Matthey; Cardiff University, UK
  • ‘Micronized rubber powder – green for free’, Lehigh Technologies, USA
  • ‘Maple syrup extract potentiates antibiotic susceptibility’, McGill University, Canada
  • ‘Innovative biodiesel production strategies and techniques’, Neutral Fuels, UAE
  • ‘Converting cigarette butts to energy’, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • 'Carbon capture using innovative adsorbents', National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 'Palm-based polyester polyols and polyol esters', PETRONAS, Malaysia  


Young Chemical Engineer in Industry Award 2015

Young Industrialist Award - GSK

Sponsor: GSK

Winner: Christopher Jansen, WorleyParsons

Highly commended: James Perrin, Lion – Beer, Spirits & Wine (NZ) Ltd; Ezmal Rashid, PETRONAS

Finalists:

  • Ashwini Bhagwat, Wood Group PSN, UK
  • Anthony Finot, Air Products, UK
  • Christopher Jansen, WorleyParsons, Australia
  • Madeleine Jones, Sellafield Ltd, UK
  • Veeash Oomardath, Tronox KZN Sands, South Africa
  • Hayleigh Pearson, Costain, UK
  • James Perrin, Lion – Beer, Spirits & Wine (NZ) Ltd, NZ
  • Ezmal Rashid, PETRONAS, Malaysia 

 


 

Young Chemical Engineer in Research Award 2015

Young Researcher Award sponsored by ExxonMobil
Sponsor:
ExxonMobil

Winner: Ho Wai Shin, University Teknologi Malaysia

Highly commended: Pau-Loke Show, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus; Patrizia Marchetti, Imperial College London

Finalists:

  • Biao Kong, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Patrizia Marchetti, Imperial College London, UK
  • Bhavish Patel, Imperial College London, UK
  • Ho Wai Shin, University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Pau-Loke Show, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
  • Patrick Tang Siah Ying, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Han Gang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Food and Drink Award 2015

Food and Drink Award sponsored by PM Group

Sponsor: PM Group

Winner: Lion – Beer, Spirits, & Wine (NZ) Ltd

Highly commended: Fonterra Research and Development Centre; Tomi's Treats Ltd

Finalists:

  • ‘Membrane processing in New Zealand’, Fonterra Research and Development Centre, NZ
  • ‘The Pride – Sustainability’, Lion – Beer, Spirits, & Wine (NZ) Ltd, NZ
  • ‘Health drink from grains and fruit’, Naturlich Global Beverages, India
  • ‘Organic baby food’, Tomi's Treats Ltd, Nigeria
  • ‘Sodium reduction in aqueous-based liquid foods’, University of Nottingham, UK
  • ‘Winery effluent constructed wetlands’, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Water Management and Supply Award 2015

Water Management AwardSponsor: Water Special Interest Group

Winner: The Ohio State University

Highly commended: Xeros Technology Group plc; Aramco

Finalists:

  • ‘Marine ballast water treatment system’, Coldharbour Marine, UK
  • ‘Googong water recycling plant’, MWH Global; Googong Township Proprietary Ltd; Mirvac; Canberra Investment Corporation, Australia
  • ‘Separating oil from water’, Ohio State University, USA
  • ‘Membrane for heavy metal treatment’, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • ‘Low temperature ZLD evaporator crystallizer’, Saltworks Technologies Inc, Canada
  • ‘Watergy program’, Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • ‘Shrink-fit sewage treatment in Heritage Dock’, United Utlities; GCA, UK
  • ‘3D printed microbial water sensor’, University of Bath, UK
  • ‘Xeros polymer bead cleaning system’, Xeros Technology Group plc, UK


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