EPA Honors Winners of the 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
Innovative technologies decrease hazardous chemicals, reduce costs, and spur economic growth
WASHINGTON-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn potential environmental challenges into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development.
"We congratulate the award winners and creators of these remarkable technologies that will help American businesses by reducing costs and opening up new markets for cleaner and safer products and services," said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "These technologies support economic growth and protect public health by reducing hazardous chemicals and conserving energy and water."
The Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners will be honored on Monday, June 10 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winners and their innovative technologies being recognized are:
During the 23 years of the program, EPA has received more than 1,600 nominations and presented awards to 118 technologies that decrease hazardous chemicals and resources, reduce costs, protect public health and spur economic growth. Winning technologies are responsible for annually reducing the use or generation of hundreds of millions of pounds of hazardous chemicals and saving billions of gallons of water and trillions of BTUs in energy.
An independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute formally judged the 2019 submissions and made recommendations to EPA for the 2019 winners. The 2019 awards event will be held in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. More information: www.epa.gov/greenchemistry.
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