Nov 24, 2014

EPA Calls for Nominations for 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

The award honors a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment.

Nominations for innovative technologies in six categories are due by December 31, 2014. The categories are: academic; small business; greener synthetic pathways; greener reaction conditions and designing greener chemicals; and a new category for climate change. The awardees will be honored at a ceremony in Washington D.C., in July 2015.  

Since the inception of the awards  EPA has received more than 1500 nominations and presented awards to 98 technologies. It has resulted in the reduction of more than 826 million pounds of hazardous chemicals and solvents, savings of 21 billion gallons of water, and elimination of 7.8 billion pounds of carbon dioxide releases to air.

More information on past award winners and how to submit entries visit: http://www2.epa.gov/green-chemistry .

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