The agency is considering nominees for seven categories: Greener Synthetic Pathways, Greener Reaction Conditions, Greener Chemical Products, The Design of Greener Chemicals, Small Business, Academic and Specific Environmental Benefit — Climate Change.
The awards are presented in cooperation with the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute and other trade associations and academic institutions. The 104 previous Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge winners reduced 826 million pounds of hazardous materials, saved 21 billion gallons of water and eliminated carbon dioxide emissions by 7.8 billion pounds.
“For more than two decades, we have seen creative innovations making our manufacturing processes and products better and safer,” EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Assistant Administrator Jim Jones said. “Our efforts to speed the adoption of revolutionary and diverse disciplines have led to significant environmental benefits, innovation and a strengthened economy.”
The agency will accept nominations until December 31.