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Green honors

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In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agancy (EPA; Washington, D.C.; www.epa.gov) announced the winners of the 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Winners of the Challenge, which promotes R&D of less hazardous alternatives to existing technologies that reduce or eliminate waste in industrial production, are selected by an independent panel convened by the American Chemical Soc. This years honorees include the following (source, EPA): • Academic Award: Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pa.; www.cmu.edu), for an alternative process, called Atomic Transfer Radical Polymerization, for manufacturing polymers. The process uses sustainable reducing agents, such as ascorbic acid, and requires less catalyst than alternatives • Small Business Award: Virent Energy Systems, Inc. (Madison, Wisc.; www.virent.com), for its water-based BioForming process that catalytically converts sugar, starch or cellulose into gasoline, biodiesel or jet fuel • Greener Synthetic Pathways: Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.; www.eastman.com), for a solvent-free, biocatalytic process for making esters (cosmetic and personal-care ingredients). The process avoids both strong acids and…
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