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IChemE Global Awards

IChemE Global Awards

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017, held in partnership with Johnson Matthey and Wood, celebrate and recognise excellence in chemical engineering worldwide. We are delighted that Imperial College London’s impressive Carbon Capture Pilot Plant, which was designed by Strata Technology, triumphed in the Training and Development Award.

Winning entry

The Imperial College Carbon Capture Pilot Plant is a four storey high training and research facility to discover how best to remove and store harmful CO2 from the flue gas of coal and gas fired power stations. Since its launch in 2012, Imperial’s Carbon Capture Pilot Plant has provided more than 7,000 young chemical engineers and school children from across the UK with hands-on experience of running a small-scale chemical plant.

Strata carried out all the process and mechanical design, including flowschemes, P&IDs, pressure vessels, 3D CAD layouts interfacing the plant with the building layout, and assembled all the parts manifests to enable the plant to be built.

Including it in their list of Ten Groundbreaking University Research Projects, the Daily Telegraph said of the plant: “The Carbon Capture Pilot Plant at Imperial College London is the most advanced facility of its kind in the world. […] the plant demonstrates best practice in capturing and storing harmful carbon dioxide before it is released into the atmosphere. The plant brings together academics, students and industrial partners, to test and develop new ways of capturing and harnessing carbon dioxide emissions.”

Dr Roger Kimber, Strata’s Managing Director said, “We’re delighted this unique facility has been recognised by the IChemE Awards and that we have been able to help deliver the most advanced carbon capture plant anywhere in the world for both teaching and research.”
Another Strata client, Green Lizard Technologies (in partnership with Dixie Chemical and Felda Global Ventures in Malaysia) was highly commended in the Oil and Gas Award category.

Read Strata’s Carbon Capture Pilot Plant case study here.

Watch the IChemE Training & Development Award highlights video here.

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