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    A circular approach to the shape of our future

    2020-11-20T11:51:00Z

    Hydrogen rightly courts all of the attention today when we talk about the clean energies transition and green industrial revolutions. It’s the fast-emerging darling of the energy sector, it’s enjoyed an incredible year in terms of momentum, and I do firmly believe it’s about as close to a silver bullet ...

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    Calling all members

    2020-11-02T06:00:00Z

    The results are in from our recent survey, which asked BCGA members about the future of the organisation, about Brexit and, of course, the impact of coronavirus.

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    Chart’s launchpad into clean energies growth

    2020-10-14T11:11:00Z

    Rob Cockerill observes how Chart’s latest acquisition demonstrates its strong and evident alignment with not just its core areas of focus – but the emerging energy markets that will drive growth in the future.

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    Mixed fortunes in LNG markets

    2020-10-02T13:52:00Z

    It’s interesting to read GlobalData’s take this week on BP’s LNG business as it pivots away from big oil in the long-term, and the commitments that it’s claimed it needs to make in what is a relatively uncertain LNG market right now.

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    Nitrous oxide

    2020-10-02T13:00:00Z

    In recent weeks, the recreational use of nitrous oxide has been a case of concern, with extensive coverage of the problem across the UK media. As many in the compressed gases sector are aware, the recreational use of nitrous oxide has always been dangerous and has caused many deaths.

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    Driving customer focus and efficiency

    2020-10-02T14:22:00Z

    Balancing customer focus and efficiency is absolutely essential for any company that desires to maximie its ability to attract, serve and retain customers through the various economic cycles. Covid-19 has taught us that companies that were ‘deficient’ on one or both of these two aspects are prone to suffering severe ...

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    Exuding energy for future pathways

    2020-08-04T12:21:00Z

    In a week full of quarterly financials and the broader backdrop of a year so clearly dominated by Covid-19, it would have been easy to miss the significance of two key stories recently concerning the basic building blocks of the industrial gases industry, writes Rob Cockerill.

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    Lessons learned in gas analysis

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Joe Podolsky, Director of Business Transformation Planning at Servomex, explains how the company rose to the challenges posed by Covid-19, in an exclusive column for gasworld.

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    Setting out a vision for the future

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Taking the reins of a trade body at the height of a global pandemic made for a challenging start for the new Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA). Here, Ellen Daniels reflects on the first few months in post and sets out her future plans for the ...

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    Industrial gases fulfilling potential in health and decarbonisation

    2020-07-15T21:04:00Z

    Thirty years ago, almost to the day, I joined BOC Gases in the UK. I had completed my Chemical Engineering Masters degree at Imperial College and I was looking forward to setting out on my career.

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    The impact of Covid-19 on distributors’ use of technology

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    As this is being written, Covid-19 has accounted for nearly 120,000 deaths nationally. As we sift through the on-going wake of the disease, few things are understood clearly enough to plan for business beyond the various stages and phases through which states are hop-scotching their citizens.

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    Customer and process: Balancing the organisation

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    When running a business division or even an entire company, there is constant friction between being customer focused and being process-focused.  It’s a constructive friction that often swings like a pendulum strongly in one direction or another, due to changes in customer expectations and end-market conditions.

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    The ‘Next Generation EU’ recovery package: great news for green hydrogen

    2020-06-01T08:51:00Z

    Green hydrogen is likely to get a significant boost it as part of a €750bn EU recovery package, writes Stephen B. Harrison in an exclusive thought leadership column for gasworld.

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    Why this crisis changes our outlook

    2020-05-13T09:21:00Z

    Uniper’s Roland Kuchler describes the view from Singapore and why the Covid-19 pandemic should change our view going forward, on so many levels.

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    Centralising your functional resources

    2020-05-01T05:00:00Z

    The decision of centralisation vs decentralisation of functional resources has been a regular evaluation by small and large businesses for decades. No company is fully centralised or decentralised, instead there are varying degrees of both.

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    New FDA enforcement – Data Integrity

    2020-05-01T05:00:00Z

    What do I need to do to protect my gas chromatograph files… before the FDA inspection?

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    Collect cash and carry on

    2020-05-01T05:00:00Z

    The bewildering economic shock induced by Covid-19 is causing corporations to appreciate a well-worn adage: cash is king.

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    Covid-19 versus oxygen supply

    2020-04-03T16:03:00Z

    In the past five days we have seen headlines that oxygen is in short supply across Europe and the US. Unlike the carbon dioxide shortage two years ago, this would, if true, have significantly more consequences and would be a matter of literally life or death!

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    Covid-19 and climate change – the defining challenges of our generation

    2020-04-03T10:48:00Z

    There are many actions in place around the world right now to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. The idea is to flatten the curve of the infection rate and limit the impact of the potentially fatal Covid-19 illness that it causes. As with Covid-19, we also need to ...

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    Covid-19’s impact on the North American CO2 industry

    2020-04-01T07:00:00Z

    The effects on the carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) industry caused by the Covid-19 outbreak are dramatic, writes gasworld Editorial Advisory Board member Sam A. Rushing.