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TCE: APPEA backs Climate Change Authority report on carbon capture technology
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) is backing carbon capture technology after a report by Climate Change Authority (CCA) urged for more support.
TCE: EngineeringUK launches booklet to encourage the next generation into STEM
EngineeringUK has launched a new careers resource designed to attract young people into STEM careers.
TCE: EU launches net zero plan to rival US greentech incentives
The EU has outlined its plans for scaling-up the manufacturing of crucial clean technologies as it seeks to bolster the bloc’s competitiveness in the face of US incentives and reduce its reliance on imports from China.
TCE: IChemE and AIChE form hydrogen alliance
IChemE and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) have agreed to work together to support industry’s adoption of hydrogen in the push for decarbonisation.
TCE: UK's first industrial scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant to open
UK-based mining company Technology Minerals has said that its battery recycling business, Recyclus, has received final clearance and “approved battery treatment operator status” from the Environment Agency (EA) allowing it to open the UK's first industrial scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
TCE: Carbon-neutral Steelanol plant to start production within weeks
ArcelorMittal, BHP, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) have signed a funding agreement that will see the trio work together on a multi-year trial of carbon capture technology at steelmaking plants owned by ArcelorMittal. Once captured, the CO2 at one facility in Europe will then be used to produce bioethanol.
TCE: Australia passes landmark Climate Change Bill 2022
Australia’s House of Representatives has passed the Federal Government’s Climate Change Bill 2022, which will enshrine into law Anthony Albanese’s election pledge to cut emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.
TCE: Landmark bill passed in US
US President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, that along with significant healthcare benefits, will inject more than US$370bn into climate and low carbon programmes to kickstart a new era of affordable clean energy in America, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Decarbonisation - Royal Academy of Engineering technical briefing
IChemE Past Presidents Professor Geoffrey Maitland and Dr Andrew Jamieson present an overview of the current technical state of engineered carbon capture and storage (CCS), what can be learned from other global projects and what opportunities there are for this platform technology.
IChemE’s Sustainable Production and Consumption journal jumps up the rankings
Sustainable Production and Consumption (SPC) has jumped up the rankings in two different categories and seen a large percentage increase in its Impact Factor, with all wholly-owned IChemE journals also seeing an increase.
TCE: UK not on track for net zero, says the Climate Change Committee
The UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) says that the country is not on track to achieve its “ambitious” climate targets.
Policy: Low Emissions Technology Statement, Australia
This response has been produced by IChemE members in Australia and draws on the Institution’s position on climate change published in November 2020.
IChemE launches Sustainability Hub
IChemE has launched its new Sustainability Hub giving chemical engineers access to a suite of new on-demand training courses and knowledge resources.