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Tom Baxter

Tom Baxter

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen

Tom Baxter graduated from Strathclyde University in 1975 with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (first class honours). He is a Fellow of the IChemE. He started his career with ICI Petrochemicals, moved to fine chemicals with the Swiss company Ciba-Geigy before taking a position as a Process Engineer in 1980 with BNOC (British National Oil Corporation).

Through privatisation and acquisitions BNOC became Britoil then BP. Here he worked as an Operations Engineer, Development Engineer and Research Manager. In 1991 he left BP and joined Altra Consultants as Technical Manager. In 1998 he accepted a position as Technical Director with Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants and became the Aberdeen Business Unit Director in 2006.

He returned to his role as Technical Director on 2010 together with a position as Senior Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department at Aberdeen University which he helped establish. He was appointed Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering at Strathclyde University in 2003 and Aberdeen in 2009. He has co-authored numerous papers on the use of Full Cost Accounting to measure sustainable performance.

Hydrogen: UK government sees future in low-carbon fuel – but what's the reality?

Aug 22, 2021 01:27 am UTC| Business Economy

The UKs long-awaited hydrogen strategy has set out the governments plans for a world-leading hydrogen economy that it says would generate 900 million (US$1.2 million) and create over 9,000 jobs by 2030, potentially rising...

Why hydrogen energy has seduced a generation of politicians

Apr 04, 2021 10:20 am UTC| Politics

Hydrogen is often touted in the scientific and general media as a silver bullet for reaching net zero emissions. Such articles might include the following claims: Its the most common element on Earth. It can be...

Hydrogen: where is low-carbon fuel most useful for decarbonisation?

Nov 10, 2020 05:50 am UTC| Science

Is hydrogen the lifeblood of a low-carbon future, or an overhyped distraction from real solutions? One thing is certain the coal, oil and natural gas which currently power much of daily life must be phased out within...

Why we should leave old oil rigs in the sea – and why we don't

Oct 05, 2020 14:09 pm UTC| Business

Decommissioning the UKs offshore oil and gas infrastructure will cost the taxpayer 24 billion, according to estimates from HMRC. So why cant we leave man-made structures in the sea and thereby save the cost of removal and...

Electric Car Series

Hydrogen cars won't overtake electric vehicles because they're hampered by the laws of science

Jun 03, 2020 14:35 pm UTC| Science

Hydrogen has long been touted as the future for passenger cars. The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which simply runs on pressurised hydrogen from a fuelling station, produces zero carbon emissions from its...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Five myths about dismantling North Sea oil rigs

Apr 14, 2017 03:14 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is under fire from environmental groups over its proposal to decommission the Brent oilfield in the North Sea. The plans submitted to the government relate to four concrete and steel platforms...

Oil in Global Economy Series

How to burn more oil and gas but slash emissions? Offshore power stations

Jan 05, 2017 13:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views

While the energy in fossil fuels is valuable for society, burning them has well documented environmental consequences global warming, smog and the effects of nitrous and sulphur oxides. Many think the time has come to...

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Economy

Delhi Capitals' Rishabh Pant inks NFT deal with Rario

Delhi Capitals captain and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant signed a lucrative deal with cricket NFT platform Rario. The deal will allow Rario to mint exclusive digital collectibles of Pants iconic moments on and off the...

Popeyes, Megan Thee Stallion partner to release new ‘Hottie Sauce’ and limited-edition merchandise

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the American fast-food chain that is famous for its fried chicken and biscuits, has teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion, an American rapper, to release its new Hottie Sauce on Oct....

Facebook announces plans to recruit 10,000 employees in the EU for its ‘metaverse’ vision

Facebook will be recruiting new workers in the European Union as it is planning to open 10,000 job posts in the said territory. The massive hiring would be carried out in the span of five years starting next year. It...

Starbucks Korea is hiring 1,600 new employees before the year ends

Starbucks Korea has recently faced issues after some of its employees staged a protest due to poor working conditions. They mainly mentioned being overworked and underpaid, but it seems that things have already been...

Netflix reportedly terminated the employee who leaked details on Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ special

Netflix was said to have fired one of its staff who leaked confidential information about Dave Chappelles The Closer special. The American streaming giant said that the information that was divulged are sensitive details...

Politics

Joe Biden adds on to pressure on Steve Bannon to cooperate on Jan 6 probe, claims analyst

US President Joe Biden has recently weighed in on the ongoing probe by the House Committee investigating the Capitol riots of January 6. With his latest comments regarding former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon, he...

Bill Clinton discharged from hospital after treatment from non-COVID infection

Former US President Bill Clinton experienced another health scare last week due to an infection unrelated to COVID-19. After five days of hospitalization, the former president was finally discharged from the...

South China Sea: China's four-part plot to invade Taiwan includes airstrikes on US troops

Relations between China and Taiwan have not been at its best as of late, as China grows increasingly aggressive over the island nation in its plans for reunification. As tensions escalate in the South China Sea, a report...

Afghanistan: Taliban pledges to ramp up security in Shi'ite mosques following IS attack

As the Taliban has now taken control of Afghanistan for over a month, the insurgent group is now faced with the challenge of national security, especially with the recent terrorist attacks. The Taliban has now pledged to...

Science

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

S. Korean researchers develop eco-friendly fertilizer tech using greenhouse gases

A Kyung Hee University research team had developed a new eco-friendly technology that can turn methanol generated in livestock and agricultural areas into a hormone that promotes plant growth and rooting. The technology...

S. Korean researchers to limit carbon emissions during battery manufacturing

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) will invest 11.4 billion won in developing a solvent-free process that does not emit carbon dioxide in electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries. The process...

Technology

‘Elden Ring’ leak reportedly reveals Xbox One gameplay

Fans of FromSoftware waited a long time for a new trailer of Elden Ring, and their wish came true last summer. Since then, however, the developer has yet to release new teasers. But leaked footage allegedly showing the...

Samsung Galaxy S22 phones could feature wider displays

Samsung is still a few months away from unveiling the Galaxy S22 series and that means details about the design and technical specifications will start appearing online. The latest report suggests that the changes in the...

‘Rainbow Six Extraction’ could be released on January 20 next year

Rainbow Six Extraction has not only gone through a change of name, but Ubisoft also moved its launch from 2021 to next year. Now, the developer appears to have quietly announced a specific release date for the much-awaited...

‘GTA: The Trilogy’ remastered PC system requirements leak online

Rockstar Games left many details in the dark when it announced GTA: The Trilogy The Definitive Edition. But the rumor mill is not holding back on the information, and the latest leak may have revealed the full PC system...

‘Bloodborne’ PC port, PS5 remaster, and sequel are reportedly underway

More known leakers are reporting that Bluepoint is working on several Bloodborne projects. A much-awaited sequel is said to be in the works, along with a PC port and a remaster for the original game. New Bloodborne...
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