Transitioning to hydrogen: Assessing engineering risks and uncertainties
The UK is investigating supplying hydrogen to homes and businesses instead of natural gas by “repurposing” the gas network. It presents a major engineering challenge which has never been done anywhere else in the world. IChemE members contributed to a cross-professional engineering institution (PEI) working group which assessed the engineering risks and uncertainties involved. Their conclusion was that there is no reason why repurposing the gas network to hydrogen cannot be achieved, but there are several engineering risks and uncertainties which need to be addressed.
Chemical Engineering Matters webinar
In this webinar recording by IChemE's policy team you can hear more about why Chemical Engineering matters and how IChemE engages with its members through the four 'vistas'.
The vistas describe the key challenge areas facing society today where chemical engineers are providing solutions and making a difference to quality of life in water, energy, food and wellbeing. The webinar also presents what member feedback through engagement events has told us.
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus paper
Global demand for food, energy and water is increasing and these resources cannot be considered in isolation. Chemical engineers play a major role in delivering sustainable solutions at the water-energy-food Nexus. This Green Paper presents a range of case studies highlighting examples where the application of a systems thinking approach has improved our understanding of Nexus.
Water Management in the Food and Drink Industry paper and webinar
The application of core chemical engineering thinking can lead to significant improvements in the efficiency of water use in industry, agriculture and domestic settings.
This paper includes case studies that highlight examples where the chemical engineering approach has been applied to improve water management.
This paper was presented in more detail in webinar given by Alexandre Le Vernoy, SABMiller water and food resources analyst.