29 May 2012 00:02 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Chemical Sciences Scotland has unveiled a blueprint for increasing the exports of ?xml:namespace>
Launching the strategy for an industry which is only second to whisky in terms of Scottish export value,
"Chemistry has a key role to play in all of our lives, in the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the pharmaceuticals that help to keep us healthy. The sector is a great example of the innovation and skills there are in
The Scottish chemical sciences sector accounts for 15% of
“The time has come to recalibrate our sights and focus on driving export growth and making
“The chemicals industry also offers innovative low-carbon solutions to many of the challenges of the future when it comes to meeting our energy needs,” he added.
As part of the launch of the blueprint, Sasol Technology
Robert Tooze, managing director of Sasol Technology UK (STUK), said: “This [£1m investment] builds on an earlier R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise that helped us diversify into gas to liquid (GTL) technology.
“We use the principles of nanotechnology to develop new generations of catalysts bringing in international experts where appropriate. The new investment is a custom made unit for high throughput testing of catalysts. This capability establishes STUK in
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