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Breakthrough for magnesium lightweight materials

09-Feb-2016

By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys, Mohsen Esmaily, researcher in Atmospheric Corrosion at Chalmers University of Technology, has succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of vehicles. Magnesium is the lightest ...

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New material lights up when detecting explosives

09-Feb-2016

Scientists have created a material which turns fluorescent if there are molecules from explosives in the vicinity. The discovery could improve e.g. airport security - and also it gives us an insight into a rather chaotic micro-world where molecules and atoms constantly are responding to their ...

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Scientists develop diesel that emits far less CO2

14-Dec-2015

Researchers from KU Leuven and Utrecht University have discovered a new approach to the production of fuels. Their new method can be used to produce much cleaner diesel. It can quickly be scaled up for industrial use. In 5 to 10 years, we may see the first cars driven by this new clean ...

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Ionic liquids interesting in extracting molecules from wood

28-Oct-2015

Thanks to their unique properties, ionic liquids are all in the rage as solvents as "green" sustainable chemical processes. Recently, two research teams at Umeå University in Sweden discovered how enzymes can perform their catalytical processes in a switchable ionic liquid. The discovery paves ...

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Pushing the limits of lensless imaging

23-Sep-2015

Using ultrafast beams of extreme ultraviolet light streaming at a 100,000 times a second, researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, have pushed the boundaries of a well-established imaging technique. Not only did they make the highest resolution images ever achieved with ...

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Global Bioenergies: Completion of the basic engineering phase of the Leuna Demo Plant

20-Mar-2015

Global Bioenergies and The Linde Group today announce the completion of the basic engineering phase of Global Bioenergies' demo plant. In February 2014, Global Bioenergies entrusted the Engineering Division of technology company The Linde Group with the mission to deliver the basic engineering ...

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Chemical engineers publish vision for the future

08-Nov-2012

Possible solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges are outlined in a new report published by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).Chemical Engineering Matters focuses on securing sustainable energy supplies, food and nutrition, access to clean water, health and wellbeing, four ...

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GlaxoSmithKline wins top prize at IChemE Awards

07-Nov-2012

GlaxoSmithKline clinched the top prize at the IChemE 2012 Awards in recognition of its radical change in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. The organisation won the Outstanding Achievement in Chemical Engineering Award alongside project partners GEA, Siemens, Sagentia and the Universities of ...

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BASF receives French Pierre Potier Award for metal organic frameworks (MOFs) research

New solvent-free manufacturing process enables industrial scale production for the first time

17-Sep-2012

BASF has received the French Pierre Potier Prize for research achievements in the area of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). Initiated seven years ago by the two French chemical associations “Fédération Française pour les sciences de la Chimie (FFC)“ und “l’Union des Industries Chimiques (UIC)“, ...

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UK chemical engineers report 6% pay increase

06-Jul-2012

UK chemical engineers have reported modest pay increases across the board in new data published by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). IChemE’s 2012 salary survey, which gathered data from more than 2,500 chemical engineers, reveals that overall trends in chemical engineering pay are ...

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