EPA Seeks Nominations for Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Presidential Green Chemistry
Challenge Awards. These awards recognize innovative chemical
technologies that incorporate green chemistry into chemical design,
manufacture and use -- and that have broad applications in industry.
Nominated technologies should reduce or eliminate the use or
generation of hazardous substances from a chemical product or process.
Any individual, group or organization, both nonprofit and for-profit,
including academia and industry, may nominate a green chemistry
technology for these awards. Self-nominations are welcome and expected.
Typically, five awards are given each year: one to an academic
researcher, one to a small business, and the others to larger companies
for specific areas of green chemistry. Each nominated technology must
have reached a significant milestone within the past five years in the
United States. For examples of last year's nominations and award
winners, visit http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/greenchemistry/pubs/pgcc/past.html.
Nominations must be sent no later than Dec. 31, to be eligible for
the 2008 awards, which will be presented at the National Academy of
Sciences in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2008. For more information,
go to http://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/pubs/pgcc/howto.html.