Finalists announced for the IChemE Global Awards 2019

Finalists announced for the IChemE Global Awards 2019

10th September 2019

More than 100 finalist entries from around the world are in with a chance of winning a trophy for excellence in chemical engineering at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2019.

Now in its 25th year, the IChemE Global Awards celebrate outstanding achievement by chemical, biochemical and process engineers and the material impact they are having on providing solutions to major issues that society is facing across the world today. 

Harry Potter and Star Wars actor Warwick Davis will host the IChemE Global Awards on 7 November 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, in Hull, UK.

IChemE President Ken Rivers said:

“Chemical engineers across at the world are at the forefront of programmes providing solutions to some of the major challenges we face as a society, as set out in the Global Grand Challenges for Engineering.

“The IChemE Global Awards brings chemical engineers from across the globe together to recognise their peers’ significant achievements in tackling these challenges.

“We have had another year of fantastic entries; thank you to everyone who submitted their individual achievements and team projects and congratulations to all the 2019 finalists.”

The best entry across all 17 categories will receive the IChemE Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering Award.

Winners of the IChemE Malaysia Awards (14 October) qualify as finalists in their respective categories at the IChemE Global Awards.

For more information about the IChemE Global Awards, visit www.icheme.org/globalawards.

IChemE Global Awards 2019 finalists

Biotechnology

  • CPI, UCB Celltech, Lonza Pharma and Biotech, Horizon Discovery, Sphere Fluidics, and Alcyomics, UK - Defining and Developing New Generation Medicines
  • Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia - Co-cultivation of Microalgae-bacteria for Wastewater Treatment
  • Malaysian Pepper Board, Malaysia - Bio-pepper Enhancer
  • National University of Singapore , Singapore - Microbes Converting Polymerized Sugars to Chemicals
  • Proklean Technologies, India - Next Generation Biochemicals Using Probiotics
  • University College London, UK - Bioprocess Engineering Leadership Centre

Business Start Up

  • Engineurs, UK - Flawless Executions and Operational Excellence Specialist”
  • Flocess, Germany - Software for Pillow-plate Heat Exchangers
  • University College London, UK - Continuous Graphene Manufacturing by Microwave

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Costain, UK - Costain's Inclusion Strategy: Implementation and Results
  • Ecolab, UK - Ecolab E3: Empower Engage Energise
  • ExxonMobil Chemical and Esso Petroleum Company, UK - Diversity and Inclusion
  • Fluor, UK - Driving Innovation Through Diversity and Inclusion
  • Rolls-Royce, UK - Continuing to Make a Difference

Energy

  • AquaBattery, The Netherlands - BlueBattery - Energy Storage in Table Saltwater
  • Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham, UK, and Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Company (CRRC), China - Cold Storage for Integrated Road/Rail Transportation
  • Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham and Jinhe Energy, UK - The NexGen-TEST Project
  • CST Wastewater Solutions, NH Foods Australia, and Oakey Beef Export, Australia and Global Water & Energy (GWE), Belgium - NH Foods Australia Biogas Sustainability Initiative
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dearman Engine Company and Green Data Center, UK, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia - Green Data Centres for Sustainable Future
  • Perlemax and Viridor Waste Management, UK - Enhanced DZAD Cycle
  • Tri-Y Environmental Research Institute and Qilu University of Technology, Canada - Biobased Natural TCM Energy Saver
  • University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, and Newcastle University, UK - Assessment of Intensified Solvent-based CO2 Capture

Food and Drink

  • Bitrez, UK - Bitrez Curaphen
  • Ecolab, UK - Ecolab's Manufacturing Processes Improve Food Safety
  • Global Water & Energy (GWE), Belgium - Water Reclamation for Breweries

Industry Project

  • CPFD Software, USA and Viva Energy Refining, Australia - Risk Reduction Through Virtual Reactor Digitalisation
  • CPI, UCB Celltech, Lonza Pharma and Biotech, Horizon Discovery, Sphere Fluidics and Alcyomics, UK - Defining and Developing New Generation Medicines
  • Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark - Topsoe Improved Gasoline Process (TiGAS™)
  • Johnson Matthey, UK - Johnson Matthey Delivers Commercial Manufacturing in Annan
  • Johnson Matthey and Eastman Chemical Company, UK - Methanol and Syngas to MEG
  • Sellafield Ltd, UK - Safe Retrieval of Legacy Nuclear Waste
  • Sellafield Ltd and National Nuclear Laboratory, UK - Dynamic Modelling Effluent Treatment Facilities
  • Synthomer, UK - Synthomer NBR Expansion Project

Innovative Product

  • CPFD Software, USA and Viva Energy Refining, Australia - Risk Reduction Through Virtual Reactor Digitalisation
  • Dow Chemical, Belgium - DOWSIL™ ACP-3073 ANTIFOAM COMPOUND
  • Dow Chemical, Republic of Korea - UV-Moisture Hybrid Curing Silicone Adhesive
  • Dow Performance Silicones, USA - Si-Foam Enabling Efficient Renewable Energy Storage
  • Johnson Matthey and Catalyst Technologies, UK - Chromium-free Hydrogenation Catalyst
  • Micropore Technologies, UK - Membrane Emulsification Finally Comes of Age
  • Stora Enso, Finland - Renewable Micro-fibrillated Cellulose Replaces Fossil Materials
  • Tri-Y Environmental Research Institute, Canada and Qilu University of Technology, China - Biobased Natural TCM Energy Saver

Oil and Gas

  • ExxonMobil Chemicals, UK - 10" Heavy Hydrocarbon Line Freeze
  • Fluor, UK - Oxygen Enhanced Claus CO2 Recovery Process
  • Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark - Topsoe Improved Gasoline Process (TiGAS™)
  • Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia - Flare Gas Recovery System (FGRS)
  • Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Aramco Flare Gas Recovery System
  • Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia - Water Management Dashboard
  • University College London, UK - Solar Driven Methane to Fuels
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2019 (announced on 14 October)

Pharma

  • Johnson Matthey, UK - Johnson Matthey Delivers Commercial Manufacturing in Annan
  • Micropore Technologies, UK - Membrane Emulsification Finally Comes of Age
  • Procter & Gamble, USA - Fast-Acting, Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Polymers

Process Safety

  • AstraZeneca, UK - Duty of Care When Outsourcing
  • Environment Agency on behalf of the COMAH Strategic Forum (CSF), UK - Improved Process Safety for Flooding Events
  • ExxonMobil Chemical, UK - Delta HAZOP
  • JGC Corporation, Japan, Arcadis, The Netherlands, and Atkins, DBD, GSB, UK - Wylfa ABWR Radwaste Process Safety
  • Novartis Grimsby, UK - Implementation of a Human Factors Programme
  • Sellafield, UK - Using History to Improve the Future
  • Winner – IChemE Australia Awards 2019 (announced on 1 October)
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2019 (announced on 14 October)

Research Project

  • Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham, UK and Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Company (CRRC), China - Cold Storage for Integrated Road/Rail Transportation
  • Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham and Jinhe Energy, UK - The NexGen-TEST Project
  • Fluor, UK - Oxygen Enhanced Claus CO2 Recovery Process
  • Heriot-Watt University, UK - Low Carbon Jet Fuel
  • Johnson Matthey and Eastman Chemical Company, UK - Methanol and Syngas to MEG
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA - CO2-SCREEN
  • Tianjin University, China and Loughborough University, UK - Next-Gen Fuel Cell Engine
  • University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, and Newcastle University, UK - Assessment of Intensified Solvent-based CO2 Capture

Sustainability

  • Avertana Limited, New Zealand - Industrial Waste to Essential Raw Materials
  • CST Wastewater Solutions, NH Foods Australia, and Oakey Beef Export, Australia and Global Water & Energy (GWE), Belgium - NH Foods Australia Biogas Sustainability Initiative
  • Dow Chemical, Belgium - DOWSIL™ ACP-3073 ANTIFOAM COMPOUND
  • Econic Technologies, UK - Turning CO2 into Endless Potential
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dearman Engine Company and Green Data Center, UK, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia - Green Data Centres for Sustainable Future
  • JTI, Malawi – Waste to Community Assets
  • London South Bank University and MEL Chemicals, UK - Novel CO2 Utilisation Process
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2019 - Sustainability Award (announced on 14 October)

Team

  • Dow Performance Silicones, USA - Si-Foam Enabling Efficient Renewable Energy Storage
  • Engie Fabricom UK, Nippon Gohsei, INEOS Oxide, and Zeeco, UK - Design and Build Temporary Site Flare
  • Environment Agency on behalf of COMAH Strategic Forum, UK - Improved Process Safety for Flooding Events
  • National Nuclear Laboratory, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, and Sellafield Ltd, UK - CINDe: Bridging the Research-Industry Gap
  • Petroleum Development Oman, Oman - Accident Prevention and “Lessons Learnt” in Safety
  • Sellafield Ltd and Axiom Collaborative Solutions, UK - Thorp Evaporative Capacity Project
  • Synthomer, Malaysia - Synthomer NBR Expansion Project
  • University of Chester and Unilever R&D, UK - Chemical Engineering Degree Apprenticeships

Training and Development

  • BP European Acetyls, Honeywell, UK, and BP Petrochemicals RT, USA - Accurate Simulation Ensures Safe Operator Training
  • National Nuclear Laboratory, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, and Sellafield Ltd, UK - CINDe: Bridging the Research-Industry Gap
  • PM Group, Ireland - Pharma SME Development Programme
  • IChemE Nuclear Technology Special Interest Group and Chester University, UK - Nuclear Lectures at Chester University
  • Sellafield Ltd, UK - Sellafield Ltd "Cradle to Grave" Training Scheme
  • University College London, UK - Bioprocess Engineering Leadership Centre
  • University of Queensland, Australia - Risk and Safety Education for the Next Generation
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2019 (announced on 14 October)

Water

  • Jacobs Engineering and Public Utilities Board, Singapore - Tuas Nexus and Tuas WRP
  • Sellafield Ltd and National Nuclear Laboratory, UK - Dynamic Modelling Effluent Treatment Facilities
  • United Utilities and Royal Haskoning DHV, UK - Magic Granules
  • Global Water & Energy (GWE), Belgium - Water Reclamation for Breweries

Young Industrialist

  • AECOM, UK - Angus William John Strowbridge
  • Bouygues Energies & Services, UK - Ahsan Zafar
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Italy - Ashira Bindels
  • OMV, Austria - Georgia Kotsiopoulou
  • PM Group, UK - Adedolapo Oyawoye
  • Progressive Energy, UK - Thomas Isaac
  • Shell Eastern Petroleum, Singapore - Edison Tan Hong Seng
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2019 (announced on 14 October)

Young Researcher

  • Chrysalix Technologies, UK - Florence Gschwend
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Leandro Buchmann
  • University of Cambridge, UK - Vasileios Charitopoulos
  • University of Queensland, Australia - Leela Sarena Dilkes-Hoffman
  • Winner – IChemE Malaysia Awards 2019 (announced on 14 October)

Links

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Contact

For more information please contact:

Rachael Fraser, Communications Executive, IChemE
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e: rfraser@icheme.org

Ketna Mistry, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534484
e: kmistry@icheme.org

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