Green Chemistry Award

The Green Chemistry Award is for the design, development or implementation of novel chemical products or processes which have the potential to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

Specific examples include the:

  • application of innovative, sustainable technology to established industrial procedures 
  • development of environmentally sustainable routes and methods to important products
  • design of new, greener and safer chemicals and materials
  • use of sustainable resources
  • use of biotechnology-based solutions    

2014 Winner

Professor North

Green Chemistry Award 2014 Winner

Professor Michael North, University of York

General information

  • Run biennially
  • The winner receives 2000, a medal and a certificate
  • The winner will complete a UK lecture tour
  • The winner will be chosen by the Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Awards Committee    

Guidelines for Nominators

  • This award is not accepting nominations for the 2015 RSC Prizes and Awards main portfolio
  • Nominations for the 2016 RSC Prizes and Awards main portfolio open on 01 September 2015 

Previous Winners

Green Chemistry Award Previous Winners

2001 - present

History of the Award

The RSC Green Chemistry Award was established in 2001. 

Contact and Further Information

Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432384
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623