The industrial oil products division of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) administers theaward, and will accept nominations through Nov. 1. The winner will receive a $3000 honorarium and aplaque commemorating the presentation at the 96th AOCS annual meeting in Salt Lake City, UT,May 1-4, 2005. No geographical limits are placed on award nominations and the awardee need not bea member of SDA, AOCS or the industrial oil products division. Self-nominations are permitted.Particular emphasis will be given to the existing or potential commercial importance of the work.
In 2003, the award was presented to Joia Spooner-Wyman, an engineer with Procter & GambleChemicals, for her research on the development of di butoxy glycerine (DBG), a fuel oxygenatethat reduces particulate matter emissions from compression ignition engines. In 2004, two researchersfrom Japan's NOF Corporation were honored for developing an environmentally-friendly anti-freezeagent from a glycerine derivative.
Applicants should include a letter of nomination (up to two pages) describing original research work innew applications and uses for glycerine. In addition, at least two letters of support and a copy of thepublished journal article relating to the research may accompany the nomination. These materials shouldbe sent to: The SDA Glycerine Award canvassing chairperson, AOCS, PO Box 3489, Champaign, IL,USA 61826-3489.
More info: Kathleen Atchley, AOCS (217) 359-2344; Fax: (217) 351-8091; E-mail: email@example.com.