Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA), are annual awards that recognize outstanding chemical technologies which incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use.

These prestigious awards are sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention in partnership with the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® and other members of the chemical community.


Nominations for the 2016 awards are due by December 31, 2015. The application packet will be posted on the EPA website.

The program invites nominations that describe the technical benefits of a green chemistry technology as well as its human health and environmental benefits.

Nominations are accepted from:

  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Non-profit and for-profit organizations
  • Academia
  • Industry

The nominated green chemistry technology must have reached a significant milestone within the past five years in the United States (i.e., it must been researched, demonstrated, implemented, applied, patented, etc.).

Selection of the Recipients

An independent panel, selected by the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, evaluates nominations for the awards.

PGCCA recipients receive national public recognition for their outstanding accomplishments in the research, development, and/or implementation of green chemical technologies.

Past Award Winners

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