WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking companies and institutions to nominate their innovative chemical technology for the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.
The EPA wants to reward new chemical processes that may reduce the generation and use of chemicals that are hazardous to human health and the environment, the agency said.
Technologies that feature the design of greener chemicals and products, greener chemical synthesis or greener chemical reactions are eligible for the five prizes the EPA will award in the fall of 2014. Nominations are due by April 30, the agency said.
Since the inception of the Green Chemistry Challenge Awards in 1995, the EPA has presented awards to 93 technologies out of more than 1,500 nominated, the agency said.
For submission guidelines and further information about the awards, go to http://www2.epa.gov/green-chemistry.