Green winners

Yunsang Kim from the University of Georgia, USA, and Suzana Yusup from the Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia are the winners of the first Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge established in 2015 by Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany and Elsevier. Kim developed an innovative textile dyeing technology using Nanocellulosic fiber, which will greatly reduce generations of wastewater and release of toxic chemicals in textile dyeing process and receives a 50000 euro prize (about US$ 57000). Yusup's project demonstrates how a unique combination of different plant extracts can be used to develop a water-based biopesticide and earns a 25000 euro prize.