Advances in chemical engineering have fed our ever-expanding appetite for energy, yet our energy addiction has come at a great cost. For over a century, chemical engineers strove to improve and optimise all aspects of the energy pathway and are now called upon to be a key part of a clean energy future.
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Read all about how the the sector has been shaped by chemical engineers and chemical engineering from 1900 to 2020. This unique content has been constructed and curated by members of IChemE from across the world
Energy experts debate the outlook for all forms of energy as the world transitions to Net Zero and the role chemical engineers will play in that transition.
Coal has been used for thousands of years, with consumption increasingly rapidly as the industrial revolution gathered pace. Energy transition will see reduction or elimination of its use in many countries.
The 1940's and 1950's saw a world becoming increasingly optimistic that nuclear power would provide cost effective energy. As the world undertakes the process of energy transition, is the outlook for nuclear power a promising one?
As major players in the energy sector, oil and gas play an influential role in all of our lives.