CPI — shortlist for international award
25 Sep 2011
The ADDC is an open access facility where companies test and develop novel feedstock and technology combinations, with the aim of providing the UK with a base to advance and develop new commercially viable processes and intellectual property in the area of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology.
The facility is the first of its type in the UK, and fits with the Government’s goal of being the greenest ever. Reducing carbon emission, providing energy security and generating green jobs, the Government’s aim is to be ambitious with its implementation of AD technology. CPI’s ADDC embodies this bold approach.
The IChemE awards are global in reach and recognise all aspects of chemical, process and biochemical engineering. Widely regarded as the most coveted industry awards throughout the process industries, IChemE Chief Executive David Brown says: “The IChemE awards go from strength to strength and it’s been another strong year in terms of entries. To be shortlisted for an award demonstrates high achievement and I offer my congratulations to all of the shortlisted participants.”
The award nomination comes off the back of the Deputy Prime Minister’s recent confirmation that CPI will play a vital role in the formation of the UK’s first Technology Innovation Centre, in the area of High Value Manufacturing, and is further recognition of CPI as it continues to meet its tough goals and expand the horizons of innovation.
CPI Chief Executive, Nigel Perry, says: “This is excellent recognition for CPI’s work in the design, build and implementation of its Anaerobic Digestion Development Centre. Anaerobic digestion has an increasingly important role to play in the UK’s waste-to-energy drive and low carbon transition, and the ADDC provides a vital one-stop shop for those seeking to develop sustainable low carbon alternatives to traditional energy production. CPI is delighted to be shortlisted for an award that attracts entries from innovative projects of an increasingly high standard.”
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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a key part of the Government’s first elite technology innovation centre, focusing in the area of high value manufacturing. It offers market and technology expertise along with cutting-edge development assets to help its public and private sector clients build and prototype the next generation of products, processes and services quickly and efficiently, and with minimal risk. CPI has designed and established national technology centres in Printable Electronics and Industrial Biotechnology. The centres are equipped with development laboratories, prototyping facilities and pilot plants that enable clients to prove and scale up processes from the laboratory stage through to commercial reality. There are commercially experienced scientists and engineers on site to offer expertise and guidance. CPI also offers a multi-disciplined team who work together on project management, investment and market opportunities to ensure each business fulfils its potential. CPI is the only open access centre of its kind in the UK with such an extensive combination of equipment and specialist knowledge serving the process industries. CPI has designed an environment that fits the needs of companies whatever their size and demands, and consistently delivers customers’ requirements, on time and to budget.
IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) is the hub for chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide. With a growing global membership of over 33,000, the Institution is at the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to best practice, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society, encouraging young people in science and engineering and supporting the professional development of its members. For more information, visit www.icheme.org
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