P2 Science Inc. has announced that the company’s co-founder and chair of the scientific advisory board, Paul Anastas, has won the 2021 Volvo Environment Prize, a globally respected scientific award.
Paul Anastas, widely known as the "father of green chemistry," set about to change the unintended consequences of chemistry early in his career as a staff chemist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He co-founded the Green Chemistry Institute and later served as an advisor in the White House and chief scientist at EPA. Professor Anastas is currently Director of Yale University's Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. He is also a valued member of the scientific advisory board of P2 Science.
In a statement released by the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation, Martin Lundstedt, president of the Foundation and Volvo Group CEO, said, “How we tackle the enormous environmental challenges ahead must be guided by science. That is the reason for the Volvo Environment Prize's existence. But the prize doesn't exist just to tell the scientists: good job. It's also here to tell everyone else to listen and to act.”
The jury of the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation said, “Paul Anastas’ research is revolutionizing the chemical industry, from fundamental reaction methods to applications as diverse as processing foods and producing green hydrogen.”