Virent earns Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Virent Energy Systems Inc. has earned the U.S. EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Virent's BioForming process, a technology that economically transforms plant sugars into green gasoline, is the first to be honored in the award's 14-year history for the clean manufacturing of liquid transportation fuels from biomass. The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, selected by an independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society, provide national recognition for outstanding chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry across the product life cycle, including the design, manufacture and use of chemical products. Winners demonstrate a commitment to designing, developing and implementing green chemical technologies that are scientifically innovative, economically feasible and less hazardous to human health and the environment.