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EPA Issues Call for 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations

Release Date: 11/19/2009
Contact Information: Dale Kemery kemery.dale@epa.gov 202-564-7839 202-564-4355

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2009

WASHINGTON – EPA is accepting nominations for the 15th annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The awards recognize innovative chemical technologies that incorporate green chemistry into the design, manufacture, and use of chemicals, and that have broad applications in industry.

For the challenge, nominated technologies should reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances from a chemical product or process. Any individual, group or nongovernmental organization, both nonprofit and for-profit, including academia and industry, may nominate a green chemistry technology for the awards. Self-nominations are welcome.

Awards are made each year in five categories: Greener Synthetic Pathways, Greener Reaction Conditions, Designing Greener Chemicals, Small Business, and Academic. Each nominated technology must have reached a significant milestone within the past five years in the United States. Nominations must be submitted no later than Dec. 31 to be eligible for the 2010 awards, which will be presented in June 2010.

More information on nominations: http://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/pubs/pgcc/howto.html