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Chemistry Innovation Award for Green Technology 2006

12 October 2006

Carbon8 Systems, a company that counts Professor Stefaan Simons (UCL Chemical Engineering) among its directors, has won the Chemistry Innovation Award for Green Technology 2006.

Green Technology award winners The award was made in recognition of Carbon8's 'Accelerated Carbonation Technology': a process of treating waste materials and contaminated soils using carbon dioxide gas, that permanently turns the gas into a solid carbonate and gives properties to the treated materials, allowing them to be re-used in a variety of applications.

The award was one of twelve announced on Thursday 5 October at the Institute of Chemical Engineers' annual gala dinner, compered by science broadcaster Adam Hart-Davies. The awards recognise people and projects that demonstrate a clear commitment to process excellence.

Greg Lewin, president of the institute, congratulated the winners: "The diversity of entries in this year's programme serves only to illustrate that chemical engineering truly is a profession without boundaries and chemical and process engineers are playing a major role in finding innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society."

Image: Professor Stefaan Simons (centre back) receives the award with fellow directors of Carbon8 Systems from Neville Hargreaves (second from left), managing director of the Chemistry Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network. The ceremony was compered by science broadcaster Adam Hart-Davies (far left).