Winning researchers find unique ways to recycle wastewater and increase crop pollination
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
“Chemistry can play a key role in finding practical solutions to urgent challenges” – juror in Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.
A cost-effective wastewater solution in Jordan and a plan to enhance butterfly pollination of crops: those were the winning projects in the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.
Dr Ramia Albakain of Jordan was awarded the first prize of €50,000 to for her “New green technique to remove toxic metal from wastewater” project, while the second prize of €25,000 went to Dr Ankur Patwardhan of India for his proposal “Butterfly attractant for pollination and ecosystem health.”
Finalists presented their projects earlier this month at the 4th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Dresden, Germany. Read more about their projects in the Elsevier Connect article: Winning researchers find unique ways to recycle wastewater and increase crop pollination”, written by our Program Officer, Domiziana Francescon.