The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with the American Chemical Society, presented Albemarle Corporation ALB and its technology partner, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. CBI, with the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award on Jun 13, 2016.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Jacqueline Bennett was named “Inventor of the Year” by The Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association for her contributions in green chemistry, most notably “Green Synthesis of Aryl Aldimines Using Ethyl Lactate,” a chemical process for which she received a U.S. patent in 2014.
Few people could argue that using vegetable oil instead of crude oil, replacing platinum catalysts with iron, or avoiding the use of billions of liters of toxic and corrosive acids in petrochemical plants isn’t a good deal.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development.
Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is the recipient of a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer. Instinct was recognized this year for helping farmers protect their crop yields as well as the environment by keeping nitrogen in the root zone.
Professor Raston has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to science through seminal contributions to the field of chemistry as a researcher and an academic.
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