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Proposals invited: Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge - deadline 15 September

Proposals are now invited for the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, which seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries.

Project proposals for this challenge should be replicable, scalable, and sustainable, and should be applicable in developing countries. They should:

  • Reduce or eliminates the use or generation of one or more hazardous substances or materials
  • Provide a more sustainable use of resources (e.g., bio-, minerals, metals but also water, energy), or products, or more sustainable manufacturing/ application of chemical products
  • Increase longevity, increases reuse or recyclability of chemicals/products e.g. by proper design or manner of application etc.

The winners will be announced at the 2020 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Germany. The Challenge is articulated in two tracks:

Please note: participants will be able to submit to only one of the two prizes.

The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge is jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation, Elsevier’s chemistry journals team and ISC3. The Challenge is open to individuals and non-profit organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges whether in water, sanitation or energy. Read more about Elsevier and green chemistry.

A list of useful information that answers to the most asked questions is available here. The criteria with which the proposals will be evaluated can be found here.

All further information can be found at:

The deadline for proposal submission is 15 September 2019.