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Green Chemistry Challenge Nominations

Each year the high-quality of nominations makes the judging panel's job very difficult, and many outstanding technologies do not win awards. For some, the technology was too new to demonstrate commercial feasibility; others could not include sufficient detail about proprietary chemistry.

EPA is publishing information on each nominated technology to provide an educational resource, credit developers, and further the adoption of green chemistry: Use the information here to identify green chemistry technologies in various geographic and interest areas.

Note: From EPA's first Green Chemistry Challenge Awards in 1996, through the 2019 awards cycle, organizations and individuals have submitted 1,766 nominations for awards. Of these nominations, 131 did not meet the scope of the program, and so were not eligible for awards. Because a sponsor may nominate a particular technology in more than one year, the 1,635 eligible nominations through 2019 represent only 912 unique technologies (i.e., "all nominations"). Of these 912 technologies, 118 have won Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.