Note to media: Winners from Delaware, Ohio, Texas, Michigan and Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, Dec.11, 2013 — Promoting American innovation and the development of sustainable chemical processes and products, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will honor the winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards in a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
For 18 years, ACS has partnered with EPA, reviewing thousands of nominations by companies, entrepreneurs and academic researchers of pioneering new discoveries that advance the chemical sciences and technology in a green and sustainable way, and selected the top candidates to receive the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.
“I believe the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards represent the most important progress in chemistry today precisely because they pair ingenious discovery with responsible application,” said Kent J. Voorhees, Ph.D., chairman of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s Governing Board. “It is not enough for us to be just scientists; we have a responsibility to be citizens — to use our skills for the benefit of Earth and its people.”
An independent panel of technical experts organized by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute selected the 2013 winners. Five individuals and companies will be honored. They are:
“By prioritizing our duty to sustainable chemistry, we can create a world that values both prosperity and a clean environment,” said Voorhees.
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