10 August 2016
IChemE announce Global Awards 2016 finalists
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has officially announced the finalists for the IChemE Global Awards 2016. Over 120 entries from 26 countries have made it to the final stages of the Awards. The winners of each of the 16 categories and the overall winner for outstanding chemical engineering project will be revealed on 3 November 2016 in Manchester, UK.
The IChemE Global Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, process and biochemical industries. Last year, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory walked away with the top prize for their novel fracturing fluid, designed to make fracking more environmentally-friendly.
The Awards attracted nearly 500 applications this year, a record number of entries since the Awards started in 1994. Successful organisations in the final stage include; Amec Foster Wheeler, Aqua Metals, BP, Chevron, DB Breweries, DEKRA Insight, Emerson, Ferrari, Folia Water, George Washington University, International Centre for Advanced Materials, Johnson Matthey, Loughborough University, National Nuclear Laboratory, Recycling Technologies, Sellafield, Shell, and many more.
Two new awards have also been introduced for 2016. The Biotechnology Award
recognises achievements across a variety of bio sectors including biomedical, bioenergy and biochemical. Team of the Year
recognises a chemical engineering team that has demonstrated excellence in developing initiatives, products, projects or services.
The IChemE Global Awards take place on 3 November 2016, at The Palace Hotel in Manchester, UK. The ceremony is one of three international events organised by IChemE to celebrate chemical engineering achievements. Other events include the IChemE Singapore Awards (21 October 2016) and the IChemE Malaysia Awards (24 October 2016).
British TV and radio broadcaster Adrian Chiles is set to host this year’s ceremony. The BBC presenter and former football host will announce winners from all 17 award categories, including the overall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering.
IChemE’s Interim CEO, Justin Blades, said:
"I’m delighted to see even more exciting, innovative and ground-breaking entries make the final stage of this year’s IChemE Global Awards. To celebrate chemical engineering achievements across so many countries is a real privilege, and I would like to thank everyone who submitted their applications.
"This was a tough job for our judges. There are fantastic developments being made by chemical engineers every day, so picking the best projects is a difficult task. I’d like to thank them for their continued co-operation and detailed critiques, and well done to those who made the finals stage – you should all be incredibly proud.
"The IChemE Awards proves that chemical engineering matters, and on behalf of IChemE and our fantastic sponsors, I would like to say congratulations to everyone and we look forward to seeing you on 3 November in Manchester.”
Those looking to find out more about the IChemE Global Awards should visit www.icheme.org/globalawards
The event is supported by ABB, AstraZeneca, BCECA, Bouygues Energies & Services, Costain, ExxonMobil, GSK, Jacobs, Morgan Sindall, NES Global Talent, Otto Simon, PM Group, Rolls Royce, Shell, and Simon Carves Engineering.