“The health and prosperity of our nation is due to the strength and ingenuity of our small business,” said Dr. Paul T. Anastas, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. EPA is helping small businesses by awarding around $2.5 million to 11 different companies to support new environmental technologies.
The work of the companies will be in green buildings, biofuels, drinking water monitoring, air emissions monitoring, homeland security, hazardous waste monitoring, water infrastructure, manufacturing innovation, and nanotechnology.
These small businesses have already received “proof of concept” for these ideas last year. The new EPA awards, which are part of EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR program), will help move the concepts into commercialization.
“These awards will help spur innovation from American’s small businesses so they can continue driving our economy and powering over environmental successes,” said Dr. Paul T. Anastas.