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Chemical Engineers Meet to Discuss Needs for Sustainable Energy and Water Supplies

March 1, 2011
Chemical engineers are working to find solutions for many global problems, including clean energy and water. Those topics, along with improved safety of chemical plants and processes, will be featured at this year’s Spring Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety.

Engineers Forum on Sustainability Builds Online Platform for Interdisciplinary Information Exchange and Discussion

February 28, 2011
To facilitate collaboration across borders--both national and disciplinary ones—the Engineers Forum on Sustainability, has launched a new web site: http://efs.aiche.org . The site uses the latest communication technologies, including social media, to improve the dissemination of information on sustainable development. Its development has been underwritten by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Launches Water Initiative

January 4, 2011
The increasing importance of issues surrounding water supplies and their sustainability has led the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to launch a new water initiative. Its initial focus will be on determining the optimal roles and approaches for chemical engineers addressing water access, purification and sanitation, and the “water-energy nexus,” the relationship between the energy footprint of water and the water footprint of energy.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Honors UOP With Sustainable Energy Award

November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its Sustainable Energy Award to the UOP-ENI Biologically-based fuels team. The award, which was first presented in 2009, recognizes individuals, teams or companies who have made a significant contribution toward alternative energy development, generation and use.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Honors Bristol-Myers Squibb With New Process Operations Award

November 17, 2010
In a ceremony last week during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its new Process Operations Award to Bristol-Myers Squibb - Process and Development. The award, which recognizes individuals or teams working in plant operations, process control, and/or supply chain management that have significantly improved the safety, reliability or economics of process operation, went to the company team for its efforts in implementing “recipe” control in pharmaceutical process development.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Honors Shariq Yosufzai With Industrial Leadership Award

November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its inaugural Industrial Leadership Award to S. Shariq Yosufzai, vice president, Chevron Corporation. The award recognizes individuals or teams working in the industries served by chemical engineers, for leadership and accomplishment in activities including: management; sales and marketing; public, community, and industrial relations; commercial and business development, training, or public service.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Honors Dow Chemical Company Team For R&D Achievement

November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its inaugural Industrial Research and Development Award to the “Shuttle Crew” at the Dow Chemical Company’s Freeport, Texas, facility for discovering a new mechanism for polymerization and creating unique new polymers. The new award recognizes individuals or teams working in the industries served by chemical engineers for innovation that has resulted in the successful commercial development of new products or new processes for making useful processes.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Honors Marathon Petroleum Company With New Engineering And Construction Award

November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its new Engineering and Construction Award to Marathon Petroleum Company for the successful design and construction of the addition to its Garyville, Louisiana, refinery. This award recognizes individuals and teams for achievement in the design and/or construction of process plants or process plant revamps.

Chemical Engineering Conference In Salt Lake City Highlights Energy Issues, Medical Advances And Water Sustainability

November 8, 2010
More than 5,000 engineers and undergraduate engineering students are expected to converge on the city for plenary lectures, 12 topical conferences, more than 700 technical sessions and special events. The conference focuses on all aspects of chemical engineering, from alternative energy and energy efficiency to nuclear energy, sustainable water supplies and bioengineering.

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