Hamish Penman

Opinion

Decarbonising chemicals: a vision for a low-carbon future

With revenues projected to reach nearly $4 trillion this year alone, the chemicals sector plays a significant role in the global economy – resulting in an equally significant environmental footprint. As the largest industrial consumer of both oil and gas, and the third largest contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions, the sector has rightfully earned its ‘hard to abate’ title.

Opinion

Realising MOFs’ potential

It can be difficult to imagine how science at the microscopic level is capable of making a profound impact on the world, especially when it involves new ‘wonder materials’ that are unfamiliar to us. Yet the super-adsorbing qualities of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) look set to do just that, with many touting them as the solution to some of humanity’s most pressing challenges.