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Nominations Being Accepted for Prestigious "Green Chemistry" Awards

Release Date: 09/17/2003
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David Deegan 617-918-1017 /

(09/17/03) EPA is now accepting nominations for the 2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. These prestigious Presidential rank awards recognize innovative chemical technologies that incorporate green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use – and that have broad applications in industry. Green chemistry is the use of chemistry to prevent pollution. 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, government 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 rest in specific areas of green chemistry. Each nominated technology must have reached a significant milestone within the past five years in the United States. Nominations must be postmarked by Dec. 31, to be eligible for the 2004 awards, which will be presented at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 2004. For more information, go to: