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Chemical fingerprinting is being used to combat food fraud

Engineering body funding for Liverpool University research tops £3 million

Added: 27 Mar 2018

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University of Liverp…

Glenmuckloch open cast coal mine

Javid refusal for open cast mining bid prompts angry response

Added: 27 Mar 2018

Communities secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to overturn a ruling by the government planning inspec…

Food production

FDF welcomes Brexit deal on EU workers

Added: 27 Mar 2018

Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright has welcomed guarantees provided in the Brexi…

A guide to picking the right blower for wastewater aeration

Added: 4 Apr 2018

Aeration is a key process within wastewater treatment plants, forming the secondary treatment stage…

Brand new age for STEM recruitment

Added: 22 Mar 2018

Words such as branding and marketing are, one suspects, anathema to the average engineer.

Mixed report for UK oil and gas ‘shows need for transformative change’

Added: 21 Mar 2018

Average unit operating costs in the UK continental shelf have halved since 2014, while the average …

Nuclear industry lauds ‘outstanding quality’ apprentices

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Urenco UK’s multi-award winning Benjamin Crane has scooped the heavily contested UK Nuclear Apprent…

BSC International Safety Awards nominees announced

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Organisations from the process sectors are strongly represented in this year’s British Safety Counc…

Euro trio calls for Brexit chemical industry guarantees

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Two of the leading chemical industries bodies in Europe and a leading continental trade union have …

The emerging impact of batch analytics

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Many big chemical companies are investing in a strong specialty chemicals portfolio, notes Artur Be…

Sheffield AMRC gets safety compliance under the COSHH

Added: 17 Mar 2018

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) specialises in carrying out world class research …

How holistic analytics saved a company from losing business worth millions

Added: 16 Mar 2018

Honeywell expertise helped save one client business worth $20 million a year by rapidly identifying…

Project execution: Removing automation from the critical path

Added: 18 Mar 2018

Today’s projects are increasingly complex, and may involve dozens or hundreds of equipment manufact…

Small Modular Reactors: into the energy mix?

Added: 13 Mar 2018

A common denominator among UK nuclear projects at Hinkley Point, Wylfa, Sizewell and Moorside has b…

Engineering Heritage Award for Dowty’s revolutionary wheel

Added: 13 Mar 2018

The Dowty internally sprung wheel, the undercarriage aircraft wheel designed and built by Sir Georg…

UK pharma and biotech patent applications soar

Added: 13 Mar 2018

UK applications for pharmaceutical and biotech patents recorded the second highest rise in percenta…

New site will boost FES manufacturing operation and staff

Added: 13 Mar 2018

Engineering firm FES has boosted its staff by 40% with the opening of a new manufacturing plant in …

Engineering UK says 56k with core skills needed annually

Added: 5 Mar 2018

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has called for government to act on new research t…

Food and drink sector

FDF’s Wright demands Brexit ‘lock down’

Added: 5 Mar 2018

Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright called on the Government to “lock down” a sta…

Triark shortlisted for PIA award for third year in succession

Added: 5 Mar 2018

Triark Pumps has been shortlisted for its third year in succession as a finalist for the the Pump I…