Presidential 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 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards in 1996, through the most recent awards cycle in 2012, organizations and individuals have submitted 1,490 nominations for awards. Of these nominations, 101 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 1,389 eligible nominations through 2012 represent only 755 unique technologies (i.e., "all nominations"). Of these 755 technologies, 88 have won Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.