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Make a 2009 Green Chemistry Award Nomination

Release Date: 10/30/2008
Contact Information: (News media only) Dale Kemery, (202) 564-4355 / (Other inquiries) Priscilla Flattery, (202) 564-2718 /

(10/30/08) EPA is now accepting nominations for the 2009 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, awards are given 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 sent no later than Dec. 31 to be eligible for the 2009 awards, which will be presented on June 22, 2009.

For more information on applying for an award: