The European Sustainable Chemistry Award

‘EuCheMS (the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences), with the encouragement of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the support of SusChem (European Platform for Sustainable Chemistry) and CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Association ), has launched the European Sustainable Chemistry Award.

The second Award, a prize of €10,000, will be presented during the 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, on 26 – 30 August 2012, in Prague, Czech Republic’

The Institution of Chemical Engineers Awards

The IChemE offer a number of awards for Innovation and excellence in the green chemical technology and sustainability area

2008 Award Winners of the IChemE awards

2007 Award Winners of the IChemE awards

Information on the awards for 2009

HGCA Enterprise Awards

Home Grown Cereals Association Enterprise Awards for businesses with pioneering ideas for using grain in alternative ways. The awards are worth between 5,000 and 50,000 and can be used to assist at many stages of research and product development.
For further information visit the HGCA web site

Awards Worldwide

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

In the USA, The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge was established by President Clinton in 1995 to recognise and promote fundamental and innovative chemical methods that accomplish pollution prevention through source reduction and that have broad applicability in industry.

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program was established to recognise technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use. The evaluation of the new technology's impact will include considerations of the health and environmental effects throughout the technology's lifecycle with a recognition that incremental improvements are necessary.

There are three focus areas for the awards:

  1. The use of alternative synthetic pathways for green chemistry.
  2. The use of alternative reaction conditions for green chemistry.
  3. The design of more benign and safer chemicals.

Approximately five awards are made each year:

  • A small business.
  • An academic institution.
  • Any sponsor for a project in focus area 1.
  • Any sponsor for a project in focus area 2.
  • Any sponsor for a project in focus area 3.

For a full list all of the winners and more information visit the EPA website.

Green and Sustainable Chemistry Network Awards

The Green & Sustainable Chemistry Network was established in March, 2000 to promote research and development for the Environment and Human Health and Safety through the innovation of Chemistry. One of our activities, GSCN started "GSC Awards" in 2001. GSC Awards are to be granted to individuals, group or company who greatly contributed to promote GSC through their research, development and their industrialization in the fields such as developing of industrial technology, decreasing environmental bourdon, such as carbon dioxide, waste, landfill, harmful by-products etc., establishing new philosophy/methodology in research fields. The achievements are awarded either by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, or by the Minister of the Environment, or by the Minister of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and technology, depending on their achievements since 2002.

In addition, the GSC network newly established GSC Student Travel Grant Awards to promote student's approach on GSC in 2004.

For further information visit the GSCN web site