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Louisiana researcher and Washington, Pennsylvania, North Carolina companies win Presidential awards for environmentally-conscious business innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25 - A Louisiana researcher and companies in Washington, Pennsylvania and North Carolina were honored here today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for using creative chemistry to improve the environment.

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards have been presented annually since 1996 to recognize businesses and individuals who have discovered innovative ways to significantly reduce pollution at its sources. Nominations for the awards are judged by an independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, on behalf of a group of stakeholders from government, industry, academia and the non-profit sector.

This year's winners have developed innovative processes that offer new solutions to the agriculture, textile, automobile, paper, and water treatment industries - some with the potential to improve earnings as well as the environment.

The 30 previous recipients of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards have made a significant impact in reducing and preventing pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each year the new technologies of the past winners have eliminated the need for 10.8 million pounds of solid and two million liters of liquid hazardous chemical use; 208 million liters of water use and the associated waste water treatment; and 88.9 trillion BTUs of energy.

The 2001 award recipients and their achievements follow.

EDEN Bioscience Corporation (Bothell, Wash.) developed technology that allows farmers to naturally stimulate plant growth and defenses without altering its DNA. The product, Messenger, has been demonstrated on more than 40 crops to help protect against pests and diseases, to substantially enhance yields and improve quality, and to reduce reliance on conventional agricultural chemicals.

PPG Industries (Cleveland, Oh., Allison Park and Pittsburgh, Pa.) developed a s
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Contact: Tiffany Steele
t_steele@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
25-Jun-2001


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