Finalists

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Biotechnology (sponsored by WSP)

  • 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 — 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 (sponsored by Sellafield Ltd)

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

Diversity and Inclusion (sponsored by BP)

  • 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 (sponsored by Rolls-Royce)

  • 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, Green Data Center, UK, and Universiti Teknologi 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 (sponsored by The Chemical Engineer)

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

Industry Project (sponsored by Engenda Group)

  • CPFD Software, USA and Viva Energy Refining, Australia — Risk Reduction Through Virtual Reactor Digitalization
  • 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 (sponsored by Doosan)

  • 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, 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 (sponsored by NES Global Talent)

  • 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™)
  • PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu), Malaysia - Efficient Sampling Using Desorbent Sight Glass (DSG)
  • 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

Pharma (sponsored by PM Group)

  • Johnson Matthey, UK — Johnson Matthey Delivers Commercial Manufacturing in Annan
  • Micropore Technologies, UK — Membrane Emulsification Finally Comes of Age
  • North Carolina State University, USA — Fast-Acting, Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Polymers

Process Safety (sponsored by PM Group)

  • AstraZeneca, UK — Duty of Care When Outsourcing
  • Environment Agency on behalf of the COMAH Strategic Forum (CSF), UK — Improved Process Safety for Flooding Events
  • Esso Australia — Data Insights Drive Improved Process Safety
  • ExxonMobil Chemical, UK — Delta HAZOP
  • JGC New Energy UK Ltd, Arcadis, The Netherlands, and Atkins, DBD, GSB, UK — Wylfa ABWR Radwaste Process Safety
  • Novartis Grimsby, UK — Implementation of a Human Factors Programme
  • PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu), Malaysia — Early Warning Analytics Using DRA
  • Sellafield Ltd, UK — Using History to Improve the Future

Research Project (sponsored by Otto Simon)

  • 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 (sponsored by Johnson Matthey)

  • Avertana, 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, Green Data Center, UK, Universiti Teknologi 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
  • Sime Darby Research and Novozymes Malaysia  — Enzymatic Assisted Extraction of Palm Oil

Team (sponsored by BakerHicks)

  • 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, UK — CINDe: Bridging the Research-Industry Gap
  • Petroleum Development 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 (sponsored by AVEVA)

  • BP European Acetyls, Honeywell, UK, and BP Petrochemicals RT, USA — Accurate Simulation Ensures Safe Operator Training
  • IChemE Nuclear Technology Special Interest Group and University of Chester, UK — Nuclear Lectures at Chester University
  • National Nuclear Laboratory, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, and Sellafield Ltd, UK — CINDe: Bridging the Research-Industry Gap
  • PETRONAS Chemicals Methanol, Malaysia —Process Safety R2C2
  • PM Group — Pharma SME Development Programme
  • 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

Water (sponsored by Ecolab)

  • Global Water & Energy (GWE), Belgium — Water Reclamation for Breweries
  • 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

Young Industrialist (sponsored by BOUYGUES)

  • Adedolapo Oyawoye - PM Group
  • Ahsan Zafar - Bouygues Energies & Services, UK 
  • Angus William John Strowbridge - AECOM, UK
  • Ashira Bindels - GlaxoSmithKline, Italy
  • Edison Tan Hong Seng - Shell Eastern Petroleum, Singapore
  • Georgia Kotsiopoulou - OMV, Austria
  • Irene Lock Sow Mei - PETRONAS Group Technical Solutions, Malaysia
  • Thomas Isaac - Progressive Energy, UK

Young Researcher (sponsored by bpe)

  • Florence Gschwend - Chrysalix Technologies, UK
  • Leandro Buchmann - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Leela Sarena Dilkes-Hoffman - University of Queensland, Australia
  • Serene Lock Sow Mun - Monash University
  • Vasileios Charitopoulos - University of Cambridge, UK