Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Awards Program

In October 2006, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm issued Executive Directive No. 2006-6 (Directive), "Promotion of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Economic Development and Protection of Public Health," that established state policy encouraging the use of safer, less toxic, or non-toxic chemical alternatives to hazardous substances and the research, development, and implementation of green chemistry in Michigan. The DEQ has been given primary responsibility to implement the Directive, including establishing a Michigan Green Chemistry Program and convening a Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable (Roundtable). The Roundtable, which is comprised of experts representing business, academia, and environmental interests groups, has played an active role in the development of the Awards Program in order to promote excellence in innovation, economic development and public health risk reduction by businesses and institutions.

Winner of the 2015 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program:

  • Small Business
    • Mayaterials, Inc.

For additional information see the 2015 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Winner overview document.

 

Winners of the 2014 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program, listed by category, are:

  •  Academic
    • Peter J. H. Scott, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School
  • Education
    • Kathe Blue Hetter, Skyline High School
  • Small Business
    • Mayaterials, Inc.

For additional information see the 2014 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Winners overview document.

Winners of the 2013 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program, listed by category, are:

  •  Academic
    • Stephen Maldonado, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Education
    • Office of Campus Sustainability, University of Michigan

For additional information see the 2013 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Winners overview document.

Winners of the 2012 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program, listed by category, are:

  • Academic
    • Vijaykumar Mannari, Ph.D.
  • Business
    • The Dow Chemical Company

For additional information visit the 2012 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Winners overview document.

Winners of the 2011 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program, listed by category, are:

  • Academic
    • K.Y. Simon Ng, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Small Business
    • KTM Industries, Inc.
  • Business
    • Recycled Polymeric Materials, Inc.

Winners of the 2010 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program, listed by category, are: 

  • Small Business
    • Biosolutions, LLC
    • pHurity, Inc.
  • Public
    • The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network

Winners of the 2009 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program, listed by category, are: 

  • Business
    • Dow AgroSciences
    • PPG Industries
  • Academic:
    • Dr. Phillip Savage, University of Michigan
    • Dr. Yinlun Huang, Wayne State University
  • Education
    • Grand Valley State University, Chemistry Department
  • Public
    • Ecology Center
  • Student
    • Nathan Craft, Grand Valley State University