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New Web Portal Launched for Environmental Technology Opportunities

Release Date: 01/18/2004
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Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819 /

(01/18/04) To promote governmental and private programs that provide incentives for developing cost-effective environmental technologies (Energy Star, Green Chemistry, Design for Living), EPA recently launched the Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP). The ETOP network has a single portal page and associated tools, including central database searches, notifications of new funding opportunities and updates from the ETOP list serve. For example, under the Green Engineering program, the UltraLight Steel Auto Body-Advanced Vehicle Concept was developed by a group of 33 international steelmakers. The use of lightweight steel in future vehicles will reduce pollutant emissions, improve gas mileage and will cost no more to build than traditionally engineered vehicles. For more information about the portal, go to: .