Our innovative process technology for methanol production scoops Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering Award – the top title at the IChemE Global Awards

04 Nov 2016

The JM team collect their award at the IChemE Global Awards ceremony
The JM team collect their award at the IChemE Global Awards ceremony

Johnson Matthey has won the top prize at the IChemE Awards for a new process technology for methanol production that uses a gas heated reformer to save energy, cut costs and deliver a step change reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Methanol is the simplest form of alcohol and is used in the manufacture of many everyday products.

Our new process technology is the result of over 20 years of research and learning and beat off tough competition from the likes of Shell and Ferrari to win Industry Project of the Year at the global awards ceremony, held in Manchester, UK on 3 rd November.

The team then went on to win the overall prize of Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering, coming out on top from over 120 entries that made the final stage of the awards.

The double award win is further recognition of Johnson Matthey's position as a leader in sustainable technologies.

A sustainable and commercially competitive technology

Senior Process Engineer Alan Ingham explains the gas heated reformer technology in the short video below.

About the awards

The IChemE Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, biochemical and process industries.

Established in 1994, the awards attract interest from all over the world. 2016 saw nearly 500 applications and regional ceremonies in Singapore and Malaysia followed by a global event in Manchester, UK on 3 rd November 2016.

About IChemE

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is a global professional membership organisation for chemical engineering professionals and anyone involved with the process industries, including the emerging bioprocess sector. IChemE has over 44,000 members in 120 countries.

Gold partnership

Johnson Matthey was awarded a Gold Corporate Partnership from IChemE in September 2016. The Corporate Partnership initiative provides an independent assessment of training, skills and talent management programmes in chemical engineering professions. Johnson Matthey received its Gold Corporate Partnership award in recognition of its clear commitment to the future of chemical engineering and additional work championing chemical engineering professionalism.

Enquiries

Sally Jones, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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