Latest Chemical Stories


Could whiskey-powered cars make gasoline obsolete?October 24, 2017

Cork-born Prof Martin Tangney, president of Celtic Renewables, has developed a method of producing a biofuel from the by-products of whiskey making and the first test-drive for whiskey-powered cars has been completed, writes Christopher McFadden

Esterification: the essential processes and what they entailJune 6, 2017

Esterification is the equilibrium reaction of acids and alcohols to form esters and is one of the most practiced technologies in the chemical industry. Brian Tarbit takes a closer look at the processes behind esterification and what must be considered