Joseph Didier Martinez Environmental Achievement Award

The Louisiana Section of the Air and Waste Management Association is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 Joseph Didier Martinez environmental achievement awards are now being accepted. These awards recognize outstanding achievements by companies and individuals in the fields of air pollution control, waste management, remediation, waste water treatment, and pollutant monitoring. Environmental technical achievements worthy of consideration include, but are not limited to:

• New technologies
• Production process changes that minimize pollutant emissions or waste
• Specific processes that minimize, treat or more effectively control pollutants
• Improved management practices that reduce environmental impacts.

An award winner will be chosen for each of four categories:
• Industry
• Municipalities/parishes
• Universities/colleges
• Small businesses (less than 500 employees for manufacturing company, less than $7.5 million in average annual revenue for nonmanufacturing company).

These prestigious awards are named in memory of Joseph Didier Martinez (1915-1998), creator of the Institute of Environmental Studies at Louisiana State University in 1968. He developed the initial undergraduate and graduate environmental studies programs at LSU and conducted significant environmental research. Many environmental professionals in Louisiana were either students of Dr. Martinez or graduated from the programs he created.

The deadline for submission of the award application is August 15, 2017. The awards will be presented to the winners at the AWMA fall conference in October. Please email questions and submittal packages to Submittals should not exceed ten pages (including text, figures, calculations, photographs, etc.). Please include contact information in the email only. No reference to the company or person nominated is allowed on any of the project description materials.

Past Award Recipients

Industry- Valero St. Charles Refinery “Coker Sludge Injection”
Municipalities/Parishes- City of West Monroe “Water Reuse Project”
Universities/Colleges- Dr. Ralph Portier of LSU “In Situ Remediation of a Gas Pipeline Compressor Station”
Small Businesses- Hollywood Trucks “Ecoluxe Fleet”.

2012 - Valero St. Charles Refinery “Catalytic Cracker Conversion”

2011 – ENVIRON International Corporation “VOC BioTreat Process”

2010 - Monsanto Company “Reducing Monsanto’s Carbon Footprint through Hydrogen Recovery”

2009 - Monsanto Company “Catalyst Use Reduction Project”

2008 - PPG Industries, Inc. “Membrane Cell Unit Project”

2007 - Cytec Industries, Inc. “Burn Landfill Gas in Process Air Preheater”

2006 - East Baton Rouge City-Parish DPW Environmental Division “Hurricane Woody Debris Converted Into Boiler Fuel.”