Million dollar green lab

Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, inaugurated its green chemistry laboratory in April. The GBP 500,000 ($1m) laboratory will see Queen's build on world-leading research in this area and impact on people's daily lives. Sir Reg Empey MLA, UK Minister for Employment and Learning officially opened the lab, which is based in QUIL (Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories). The newly refurbished lab will provide accommodation for a ?5.25 million ($10.5m) research contract from Petronas, the Fortune 500 oil and gas corporation owned by the Malaysian government.