As the world’s population edges towards 9 billion, rapidly expanding demands on the world’s finite resources is swelling.  A byproduct of increasing productivity is the production of unwanted chemicals which, when released into the environment, are often harmful.

Chemists have a major role to play in ensuring a continued supply of the fertilizer, medicines and other chemicals needed to support the world’s population. It is also their responsibility to design processes that reduce or eliminate the production of unwanted or hazardous chemicals that can potentially damage the environment.

The Skild powered Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge aims to help countries develop sustainable and environmentally sound chemical processes.  The challenge is open to any individual or organization in any country.  Projects can be in any field of green or sustainable chemistry so long as they are applicable for use in developing countries. Projects which are within their early stage are preferred.

The winning project in the Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge will receive a single payment of € 50,000; the winner of the second prize will receive a single payment of € 25,000.  Additionally, five candidates will be selected by the judges and invited to the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference, to defend their proposals.

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Interested in learning more or submitting a proposal?  Just click here.  There two weeks left before submissions close on September 14th.

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