Test tubes filled with green liquid.
(Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

EPA Presents Green Chemistry Challenge Award to Chemistry Professor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded one of five Green Chemistry Challenge Awards to Mark Mascal, professor of chemistry at the University of California, Davis, together with Origin Materials Inc. and its co-CEO John Bissel.

Mascal’s laboratory and Origin Materials are being recognized for developing and implementing a novel technology to replace chemicals commonly made from petroleum with products from biomass, such as forestry, agricultural and municipal wastes. This technology could have positive environmental impacts, particularly in the plastics industry, as the chemicals produced can be used to make materials that are both net zero-carbon and recyclable. 

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