08 September 2017

Finalists announced for IChemE's Global Awards 2017

IChemE Global Awards 2017

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has officially announced the finalists for the IChemE Global Awards 2017. More than 140 entries from 21 countries have made it to the final stages of the Awards, and an overall winner from each category will be revealed on 2 November 2017.

The IChemE Global Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, process and biochemical industries. In 2016, at the ceremony in Manchester, UK, winners from around the world came to the stage to collect Awards for fascinating projects, all with environmental, societal, and economic advantages.

The Awards attracted 240 applications this year. Successful organisations in the final stage include: Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (KEMYA), Amec Foster Wheeler, Avertana Ltd, Desolenator Ltd, GENeco, Indian Institute of Technology, Malaysian Rubber Board, PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd, Shell Projects & Technology, The Dow Chemical Company, University of Bath, Washington University in St. Louis, and many more.

The IChemE Global Awards, in association with Amec Foster Wheeler and Johnson Matthey, take place on 2 November 2017, at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, UK. The ceremony is one of three international events organised by IChemE to celebrate chemical engineering achievements. Other events include the IChemE Singapore Awards (19 October 2017) and the IChemE Malaysia Awards (16 October 2017).

British actor, comedian and impressionist Chris Barrie is set to host this year’s ceremony. The actor, best known for playing Arnold Rimmer in hit sci-fi TV show Red Dwarf, will be returning to present at IChemE’s Global Awards, after presenting in 2008. This year, he will announce winners from all 15 award categories, including the overall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering, which recognises the overall winner from all categories.

IChemE’s Chief Executive, Jon Prichard, said:

“I’m delighted to see we’ve had a fantastic variety of both innovative and progressive entries to this year’s IChemE Global Awards. You should all be very proud of your achievements.

“Thank you to everyone for submitting their applications. Our judges had a particularly tough job in narrowing down the finalists. I’d also like to thank the judges for their hard work and comprehensive assessment of the entries. 

“Every day chemical engineers across the world are advancing the discipline and the Institution supports you at every step because chemical engineering matters. The IChemE Global Awards are just one of the ways for you to demonstrate your achievements to your peers.

“On behalf of IChemE, and our sponsors, I offer congratulations to all the finalists and I look forward to seeing you at the ceremony on 2 November in Birmingham.”

Those looking to find out more about the IChemE Global Awards should visit www.icheme.org/globalawards.   

In addition to Amec Foster Wheeler and Johnson Matthey, the event is sponsored by ABB, AstraZeneca, Bouygues Energies & Services, BPE, Costain, GSK, Jacobs, PM Group, Rolls-Royce and ExxonMobil, Sellafield and BP.

Official Finalists for the IChemE Global Awards 2017

Biotechnology Award 2017

  • Centre for Process Innovation, UK, Calysta, USA and Otto Simon, UK - From Pipe Dream to Pilot Plant
  • Indian Institute of Technology, India - CFIR for Continuous Refolding and Precipitation
  • Stora Enso, Finland - Sustainable Extraction Technology for Renewable Materials
  • uFraction8, UK - Scalable, Low Cost Bioreactor Dewatering
  • University of Bath, UK - Vaccines Without Refrigeration
  • University of Birmingham, UK - Anti-Scarring Eye Drops
  • University of Oxford, UK - Chemically Engineering a Synthetic Retina
  • Washington University in St. Louis, USA - Smart Fertiliser to Feed The Globe
  • Winner – IChemE Singapore Awards 2017 (announced 19 October 2017)

Energy Award 2017

  • Ceres Power, UK - The Ceres Power SteelCell
  • GENeco, UK - Building an Innovative Renewable Energy Ecosystem
  • Heriot-Watt University, UK, Dearman Engine Company, UK, Green Data Centre, Malaysia, University Teknologi Malaysia - Next Generation Sustainable Data Centres
  • Imperial College London, UK - Next-Generation Hybrid Solar Systems
  • Liquefied Natural Gas, Magnolia LNG, Bear Head LNG Corporation, USA - OSMR® Mid-Scale LNG Liquefaction Process
  • London South Bank University (LSBU), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Uptown Biodiesel, UK - Green Fuel
  • The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Australia, Gas Capture Technologies, Australia - Breakthrough Technology for Gas Processing
  • United Utilities, Jacobs, Laing O’Rourke, UK - Going Beyond Energy Neutrality
  • Winner – IChemE Singapore Awards 2017 (announced 19 October 2017)

Food and Drink Award 2017

  • Dow Corning GmbH, R&D Silicone Rubber, Germany - New Class of Silicone Elastomers for Food
  • GSK Consumer Healthcare, UK - Horlicks Manufacturing Step-Change Technology
  • Kirkonsult, South Africa - Rapid and Reliable Water Diagnostics
  • The Dow Chemical Company, USA - DOWEX MONOSPHERE 99/220 Ion Exchange Resin
  • University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering (IMP) and Heidi Beers, UK - Multi-Objective Optimisation of Industrial Beer Fermentation
  • University of Padova, Italy - Innovative Low-Temperature Pasteurisation Technique

Industry Project Award 2017

  • AstraZeneca, UK - Zoladex SPP5 Aseptic Manufacturing Facility
  • Dow Chemical, Belgium - Silicone Air Emission Compliance With Legislation
  • Jacobs, UK - Sellafield FGMSP Retrievals Project
  • KBR, UK - Wastewater Treatment Plant CAPEX Reduction Project
  • Malaysia LNG, Malaysia - Increase LNG Production Without Spending More
  • Malaysian Rubber Board/Suraaj Mahir Consultancy, Malaysia - Sustainable Rubber Industry With Eco-Friendly Processing
  • Petronas Carigali, Peninsular Malaysia Assets (PMA) and East One-Zero-One, Malaysia - Leveraging Simulation in Troubleshooting and Optimisation
  • Sellafield Ltd and James Fisher Nuclear, UK - The Cutting Edge

Innovative Product Award 2017

  • Activated Research Company, USA - Universal Carbon Detection with the Polyarc Reactor
  • Aqua Metals, USA - Revolutionising Lead-Acid Battery Recycling
  • Avertana, New Zealand - Metallurgical Waste to Paint Pigment
  • Ceres Power, UK - The Ceres Power SteelCell
  • Dow Europe, Switzerland - VORAGUARD™ for Sustainable Fire Safety
  • Dow Italia S.R.L, Italy - PASCAL™ DSV1107.02 Polyol for Polyurethane Insulation
  • The Dow Chemical Company and Total, USA - Reduced CO2 Emissions Through Advanced Lubrication
  • University of Waikato, New Zealand - Bioplastics From Proteins 

Oil and Gas Award 2017

  • Clariant Oil & Mining Services, USA - HOSTAFRAC: Sustainable, High-Performance Flowback Aids
  • Clariant Oil & Mining Services, USA - SCALETREAT HL: Step-Changing Halite Control
  • Clariant Oil & Mining Services, USA - SCAVINATOR™: Next Generation Non-Triazine H2S Scavenging
  • Green Lizard Technologies, UK, Dixie Chemical, USA and Felda Global Ventures, Malaysia - Glycidol Production Using Thin Film Evaporation
  • Johnson Matthey and BP Group Technology, UK - Novel Reactor and Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch
  • Liquefied Natural Gas,  Magnolia LNG and  Bear Head LNG Corporation, USA - OSMR® Mid-Scale LNG Liquefaction Process
  • Shell Projects & Technology and University of Bath, UK - CLEVeR Collaboration to Drive Testing Precision
  • The University of Manchester and  BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM), UK - Understanding and Developing Inorganic Lubricant Additives
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017 (announced 16 October 2017) 

Process Safety Award 2017

  • Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (KEMYA), Saudi Arabia - PSA for FLS
  • Bilfinger, UK - Process Safety a Contractors Contribution
  • BP European Acetyls and Igloovision, UK - Igloo Gets Hotter and Expands!
  • Clariant Oil & Mining Services, USA - VERITRAX: Revolutionary Digital Chemical Management System
  • Costain, UK - Using QRA in Feasibility Design
  • DBD, UK - Sellafield Site Resilience Project
  • Jacobs, UK - Sellafield FGMSP Retrievals Project
  • Process Safety and Disaster Prevention Laboratory (PS&DPL), Taiwan, ROC - Safety Strategy on Lithium Ion Battery
  • Simon Casey (Sole Trader), Australia - Promoting Process Safety by Giving Back (IChemE Australia Award 2017 Winner)
  • Winner – IChemE Singapore Awards 2017 (announced 19 October 2017)
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017 (announced 16 October 2017)

Research Project Award 2017

  • Clariant Oil & Mining Services, USA - SCAVINATOR™: Next Generation Non-Triazine H2S Scavenging
  • Johnson Matthey and BP Group Technology, UK - Novel Reactor and Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch
  • PETRONAS Research and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Malaysia - Membrane Contactor for Acid Gas Removal
  • Purdue University, USA - Processing Trashed Plastics to Value Added Products
  • Sellafield Ltd, UK and University of Leeds, UK - Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
  • The Dow Chemical Company, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, USA - INNATE™ Precision Packaging Resins
  • University of Bath, UK - Vaccines Without Refrigeration
  • University of Nottingham, Faculty of Engineering, UK, Teledyne-e2v, UK and Jenike & Johanson, USA - Towards Large Scale Microwave Pre-Treatment of Ores

Sustainability Award 2017

  • Desolenator, UK - Desolenator: Portable Advanced Solar Still Technology
  • Dow Chemical, Belgium - Silicone Air Emission Compliance With Legislation
  • Drainage and Irrigation Network Department, Dubai Municipality, UAE - Integrated Fat, Oil and Grease Waste Recycling Program
  • GENeco, UK - Building an Innovative Renewable Energy Ecosystem
  • GSK Consumer Healthcare, UK - Horlicks Manufacturing Step-Change Technology
  • Laurentian University, Bharti School of Engineering and Living with Lakes Centre, Canada, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (a Glencore Company), Canada, and AIS, UK - Prospecting Mine Sites for Non-Ore Resources
  • The Dow Chemical Company and Total, USA - Reduced CO2 Emissions Through Advanced Lubrication
  • United Utilities, Jacobs and Laing O'Rourke, UK - Going Beyond Energy Neutrality
  • Winner – IChemE Singapore Awards 2017 (announced 19 October 2017)
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017 (announced 16 October 2017)

Team Award 2017

  • ABB, Genesis and Industry Technology Facilitator, UK - Collaboration, Sharing Information to Reduce Cost for Decommissioning
  • Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure, UK - Meeting London's Waste and Energy Needs
  • Centre for Process Innovation, UK, Calysta, USA and Otto Simon Ltd, UK - From Pipe Dream to Pilot Plant
  • Imperial College London, Department of Chemical Engineering, UK - Imperial College Carbon Capture Pilot Plant
  • Sellafield Ltd, UK - Teamwork Delivers
  • Sellafield Ltd, Arup and Morgan Sindall, UK - The ISA: Collaboration and Challenging Norms
  • The Dow Chemical Company, USA and University of San Carlos, Philippines - Tinago Creek Restoration Project
  • University of Nottingham, Faculty of Engineering and Teledyne-e2v, UK, and Jenike & Johanson, USA - Towards Large Scale Microwave Pre-Treatment of Ores

Training and Development Award 2017

  • BP European Acetyls and Igloovision, UK - Igloo Gets Hotter and Expands!
  • Energus, UK - Nuclear Graduates Development Programme
  • IBioIC, UK - Upskilling The Next Generation
  • Imperial College London, UK - Imperial PAIC MSc
  • Imperial College London, Department of Chemical Engineering, UK - Imperial College Carbon Capture Pilot Plant
  • ISEKI-Food Association and Food Waste Recovery Group of ISEKI-Food Association, Austria - Food Waste Recovery Open Innovation Network
  • Megamas Training Company, Brunei - Health, Safety and Environmental Training
  • United Utilities, UK - United Utilities Process Engineering Graduate Programme
  • Winner – IChemE Singapore Awards 2017 (announced 19 October 2017)
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017 (announced 16 October 2017)

Water Award 2017

  • Affinity Water, Anatune and JR Pridham, UK - Automated Metaldehyde Treatment Process
  • CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India - Membrane Technology for Industry and Society
  • Desolenator, UK - Desolenator: Portable Advanced Solar Still Technology
  • Drainage and Irrigation Network Department, Dubai Municipality, UAE - Integrated Fat, Oil and Grease Waste Recycling Program
  • Kirkonsult (Pty), South Africa - Rapid and Reliable Water Diagnostics
  • Saudi Aramco, Shedgum Gas Plant Dept., Saudi Arabia - Maximising Wastewater Reuse Through STP Upgrade
  • UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK - Joint European Torus Water Detritiation System
  • University of Miskolc, Budapest University of Technology and Economics and EGIS Pharmaceutical, Hungary - Sustainable Method for Process Wastewater Treatment

Young Industrialist Award 2017*

  • Ahmad Hosni - Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Balaji Sridhar - Nanoly Bioscience, USA
  • Blair Scott - DBD, UK
  • Daniel Medcalf - Costain, UK
  • Jan Hendri Barnard - Sasol South Africa, South Africa
  • Peter Harding - GlaxoSmithKline, UK
  • Thomas McEvilly - PM Group, UK
  • Wadoud Hazineh - Industrial Tomography Systems, UK
  • Winner – IChemE Singapore Awards 2017 (announced 19 October 2017)
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017 (announced 16 October 2017)

Young Researcher Award 2017*

  • Clementine Chambon - Imperial College London, UK
  • Dongda Zhang - Imperial College London, UK
  • Guoping Hu - The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Lisa Joss - Imperial College London, UK
  • Pratik Devang Desai - Perlemax/University of Sheffield, UK
  • Robert Hoye - University of Cambridge, UK
  • Tomas Ramirez Reina - University of Surrey, UK
  • Xiaonan Wang - Imperial College London, UK
  • Winner – IChemE Singapore Awards 2017 (announced 19 October 2017)
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017 (announced 16 October 2017)

* The winners of the Young Industrialist and Young Researcher Awards are determined by the Judges (50% of marks) and online voting by eligible IChemE Members (50% of marks). Voting opens on 20 October 2017.

 

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