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The 13th annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards are given in five categories: Academic, Small Business, Greener Synthetic Pathways, Greener Reaction Conditions and Designing Greener Chemicals. The 2008 award-winner technologies are:
- A novel method to make complex molecules cleanly and efficiently developed by Professors Robert E. Maleczka, Jr. and Milton R. Smith, III of Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich.
- A safe way to harness the reactivity of alkali metals developed by SiGNa Chemistry Inc. of New York, N.Y.
- Biobased resins for toner ink that are easily removed during paper recycling developed by Battelle of Columbus, Ohio
- A three-part system to monitor and treat cooling water developed by Nalco Co. of Naperville, Ill.
- A second-generation green chemistry pesticide developed by Dow AgroSciences of Indianapolis
According to an agency release, over the past 13 years, the winners’ work has led to the elimination of over 1.1 billion pounds of hazardous chemicals and solvents, over 21 billion gallons of water, and nearly 400 million pounds of carbon dioxide. These benefits are in addition to significant energy and cost savings by the winners and their customers.