JM and BP Group Technology won the Research Project Award and the Oil and Gas Award at the Global IChemE Awards for our Novel Reactor and Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch project. The project saw Johnson Matthey and BP develop a cost-competitive, simple to operate, small-scale Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology that can economically produce sustainable fuels from sources such as renewable biomass, municipal solid waste, and flared associated natural gas.
The novel reactor system combines an optimised catalyst with a unique fixed-bed tubular reactor geometry. When used together, the design results in up to a 50 percent reduction in capital expenditure compared to traditional reactors, and significant environmental and operational benefits.
The IChemE awards recognise excellence and achievement in the chemical, biochemical and process engineering industries, and last year Johnson Matthey took home the Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering Award.
Mark Sutton said: "It's great to see the team's hard work and dedication pay off with two wins at such an important industry awards event. The innovations the team has achieved have only been possible through close collaboration between catalysis and engineering specialists at JM and BP. I'd like to thank the team for the work they have put in to make this a reality."
To find out more about the awards, visit the IChemE website or watch the video below.