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SDA Accepts Nominations for Glycerine Innovation Award

September 9, 2004

The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC, announced nominations are nowbeing accepted for the third annual SDA Glycerine Innovation award which recognizes outstandingachievement in new application research for glycerine, with emphasis on commercial viability.

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:
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