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Nominations due Dec. 31 for Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Ben Welter - Friday, December 04, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Companies or institutions that have developed a process or product that better protects public health and the environment are eligible.

Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2015. There are six award categories this year:

  • Greener Synthetic Pathways
  • Greener Reaction Conditions
  • The Design of Greener Chemicals
  • Small Business 
  • Academic 
  • Specific Environmental Benefit: Climate Change
  • Dr. William R. Sutterlin, Entropy Solutions' chief science officer, was a member of a University of Missouri team that won the academic award in 2006 for developing an inexpensive method to convert waste glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel fuel production, into propylene glycol.

    http://www2.epa.gov/greenchemistry/information-about-presidential-green-chemistry-challenge

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