In 2019, the IChemE Energy Centre launched a series of case studies on energy and resource efficiency. These studies share good practice and spotlight technologies from around the world, to inspire engineers and leaders with success stories and novel ideas.
If you know an example of a successful energy and resource efficiency solution that deserves attention you can submit it via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case study: Enerkem waste-to-biofuels and chemicals
A state of the art facility in Canada has started converting municipal waste to methanol and ethanol biofuel, cutting landfill use and making low-carbon products from previously unrecoverable refuse. Now the technology is poised to go global.
Case study: HERU - a domestic waste-to-energy converter
The HERU has been designed to convert household waste into immediately usable biofuel compatible with household heating systems. Chemical engineering can convert rubbish into free fuel for homes, saving on energy bills and carbon emissions.
Case study: Controlled Phase Cycle waste heat recovery
The energy in hot waste streams is often wasted, but new processes to generate electricity from <90°C sources could save on carbon and energy cost.
Case study: Dell - material recovery from waste circuit boards
Dell have been using an innovative process to reuse precious metals from scrap computers to reduce the cost and environmental impact of producing new devices