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September 18, 2023

EPA Calls for Nominations for 2024 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on September 8, 2023, that it is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from companies or institutions that have developed a new green chemistry process or product that helps protect human health and the environment. EPA states that its “efforts to speed the adoption of this revolutionary and diverse discipline have led to significant environmental benefits, innovation, and a strengthened economy.” The awards program highlights green chemistry that helps prevent pollution before it is even created, “making it a preferred approach for providing solutions to some of the nation’s most significant environmental challenges.” Nominations are due to EPA December 8, 2023. An independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute will formally judge the 2024 nominations and make recommendations to EPA for the 2024 winners. EPA anticipates giving awards to outstanding green chemistry technologies in six categories in fall 2024. EPA will hold a webinar on September 20, 2023,  to educate stakeholders on the Green Chemistry Challenge Awards and the nomination process. Registration for the webinar is open.