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22/Jul/2014
CHEMISTRY SCIENCE OR ART? Ask Dr. Stan Higgins

The Chemical Industry continues to struggle to attract young people and yet the creative industries, where often pay is poorer and opportunities for career progression fewer, children are more excited by the prospects in those industries. The fact of the matter is that our children like to be creative and love the subjects at school involving art, drama and literature .... more>

17/Jul/2014
Tees Valley's Carbon Capture project takes significant step forward

The Tees Valley's drive to create a high value low carbon economy has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of a Co-ordinator for the Teesside Industrial Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) project. Pale Blue Dot Energy, a company with extensive experience developing CCS projects, has been awarded the contract by TVU to build the business case .... more>

11/Jul/2014
SMEs Create a Great First Impression in Sales Pitch Contest at Tees Valley Business Summit

Six Teesside-based companies got a rare opportunity to deliver the ‘perfect pitch’ to a judging panel of key business figures. Witnessed by delegates at the 2014 Tees Valley Business Summit, finalists in the ‘Lift-Off’ competition took to the stage to wow the judges with their pre-recorded pitching videos. Read on>

09/Jul/2014
Exclusive secures six figure NEL investment

thejournal.co.uk: Newcastle firm Exclusive has plans to expand further after achieving a 25% year-on-year turnover growth. A North East recruitment and HR consultancy has secured a second six figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to further advance ongoing development plans...

26/Jun/2014
Chemical News - Stan Higgins article: Rising Global Importance of Renewables

By the end of 2013 the United Kingdom had risen to 4th position in the league table of the World’s most attractive renewable energy markets, investment being spurred on by the global aims to reduce green-house gas emissions...

20/Jun/2014
Disjointed Thinking

According to Ernst & Young (E&Y) by the end of 2013 the UK had risen to 4th position in the league table of the world’s most attractive renewable energy markets - with investment being spurred on by the global aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More>

19/Jun/2014
Carbon can make products of tomorrow, says NEPIC

Teesside can help lead the way in creating products using greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, according to process sector experts. The North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) will tell people at its International Bioresources Conference tomorrow that Teesside is the ideal place to invest in technology that uses Carbon Dioxide (CO²). More>

19/Jun/2014
Conference on innovative technologies brings business to the North East

More than 100 international delegates visited the North East yesterday for a conference looking at innovative technologies that could transform the carbon usage of the manufacturing industries. The NEPIC International Bioresources Conference, held at the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle, featured a speech from Rich Hall ... more>

11/Jun/2014
Chemical-Processing Companies Gather for Growth Mentoring at NEPICs Biggest Event to Date

470 delegates from 240 North East companies attended NEPIC’s Annual Meet the Members networking event on Thursday 5 June - the largest conference the cluster has organised to date. 13 key note presentations, delivered by leading business and industry figures, took place throughout the day and focused on mentoring .....

05/May/2014
Chemical News - Stan Higgins article: Climate Change - A dose of realism required

During March 2014 the outcome of the most comprehensive and up to date study of the effects of Climate Change on the Earth was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Most of the scientists involved say there is overwhelming current evidence of the impact...

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