ITN Business and IChemE launch news-style programme, ‘Engineering a Sustainable World’

07 December 2023

ITN Business, in partnership with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), is proud to announce the production of a news-style programme and digital campaign, ‘Engineering a Sustainable World’.

The United Nations has outlined its Sustainable Development Goals, with climate action and sustainability at the forefront. As the fight against climate change becomes increasingly pressing, chemical and process engineers are tasked with developing innovative technologies and solutions to minimise our environmental footprint.

Hosted by ITN presenter, Lukwesa Burak, from the ITN London Studio, ‘Engineering a Sustainable World’ looks at the role that chemical engineers play in addressing climate change, the vital role of collaboration between industry and academic institutions, cutting-edge technology and innovation, the development of a sustainable workforce, and the crucial need to inspire the next generation of engineers.

The programme features news items, interviews and reporter-led sponsored editorial profiles from the following organisations:

  • Ameresco – Ameresco and Bristol City Council are working together on Bristol City Leap, a first of-its-kind project which will increase green energy investment and help towards decarbonising the entire city by 2030.
  • CPS – Chemical Processing Services Ltd offers bespoke consultancy services in the field of polymer chemistry, providing support to a wide range of international companies.
  • Hancock Hamlin – C-THRU is a three-year transnational multi-disciplinary research project aiming to understand the current and future emissions from the petrochemical sector and explore how interventions and innovations could minimise them.
  • Mura Technology – Mura Technology’s new process, HydroPRS converts waste plastics into virgin-grade, recycled hydrocarbons, creating a circular economy and significantly reducing carbon emissions from the plastics industry.
  • Pannonia Bio – Pannonia Bio operates a single-site biorefinery in Europe, manufacturing a host of products with environmental benefits to multiple industries.
  • Sulzer Chemtech – Sulzer Chemtech works in fluid engineering, known for pioneering innovative products and technologies for sustainable progress. Encouraging their partners to involve them early in their separation technology processes, to achieve better efficiency and sustainable solutions.
  • Swansea University – Swansea University’s Department of Chemical Engineering focuses on sustainability, research, and collaboration with industry, to equip future chemical engineers.

Nigel Hirst, IChemE President, said: “Everything in the world is based upon chemicals, and consequently the production, use, disposal and recycling of all manufactured products requires a whole system approach, which chemical engineers are ideally positioned to address. We believe it is critical that, as an institution, we help raise the profile of the profession to attract more people who have the skills, knowledge and passion to address the global challenges facing us all, and to ultimately help engineer a more sustainable world.”

Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of ITN Business, said: “We are thrilled to partner once again with the Institution of Chemical Engineers to launch ‘Engineering a Sustainable World’. This programme not only shines a light on the critical role chemical engineers play in addressing climate change but also showcases the importance of collaboration, innovation, and skills development as we move towards a more sustainable future.”

‘Engineering a Sustainable World’ previewed at the IChemE Global Awards on 30 November and premiered on the IChemE YouTube channel at 12pm on December 6.

The programme will be hosted on the ITN Business hub, IChemE’s website,, and will be supported by a digital campaign across LinkedIn, YouTube and

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