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EPA Honors Recipients of 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards


For the 14th year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing chemical technologies developed by leading researchers and industrial innovators who are making significant contributions to pollution prevention in the United States. The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ...


Eastman Chemical Company has won U.S. government's top environmental award


Eastman Chemical Company has won one of the U.S. government's top environmental awards for its breakthrough Eastman™ green biocatalytic process. The 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of the White House, ...


CEM Wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for the Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer


CEM Corporation has won a 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in the Greener Reaction Conditions category for its Sprint(TM) Rapid Protein Analyzer. The company accepted the award during a ceremony at the Carnegie Institute for Science (CIS) inWashington, DC. The award, presented ...


Bayer MaterialScience builds production plant for carbon nanotubes in Chempark Leverkusen


Bayer MaterialScience AG has begun construction of a new facility for the production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Chempark Leverkusen, Germany. The new plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/year. The company will invest about 22 million euros in the planning, development and construction of the ...


EPA new strategic plan for evaluating the toxicity of chemicals


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a new approach to advance the science upon which the agency bases its regulatory decisions and policies, resulting in better protection for human health and the environment. EPA released the "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ...


EPA Honors Pfizer for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Company Exceeds Initial Goal - Pledges 20 Percent Reduction Between Now and 2012


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Pfizer Inc in recognition of the company’s award-winning Energy and Climate Change Program, which reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent per million dollars of revenue from 2000 to 2007. These reductions, which exceeded ...


NSF and EPA establish 2 centers for environmental implications of nanotechnology

Centers will focus on environmental effects of nanotechnology and its applications


The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have made awards to establish two Centers for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN). The centers, led by UCLA and Duke University, will study how nanomaterials interact with the environment ...


NIH collaborates with EPA to improve the safety testing of chemicals

New strategy aims to reduce reliance on animal testing


Testing the safety of chemicals ranging from pesticides to household cleaners will benefit from new technologies and a plan for collaboration, according to federal scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who announced a new ...


CO2 emissions could violate EPA ocean-quality standards within decades


In a commentary a large team of scientists state that human-induced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will alter ocean chemistry to the point where it will violate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Quality Criteria [1976] by mid-century if emissions are not dramatically curtailed now. This is the ...


Are nanoscale materials new or existing chemical substances

EPA Foregoes Opportunity to Improve Nanotechnology Oversight


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its current thinking on whether a nanoscale material is a new or existing chemical substance under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In the document, TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale Substances-General Approach, EPA states that it will ...


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