Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award

Established in 2000, this award recognizes an individual or groups of individuals who through their ingenuity and dedication make significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry. These innovative achievements may occur in motorized vehicles for land, sea, air, and space in the areas of fuels, alternative propulsion methods, fuel usage, materials, energy usage, manufacturing methods, logistics support, as well as in education, training and improving public awareness.

The key criteria for recognition are innovation, originality, demonstrated significant favorable impact on the environment and improvement over any existing technologies, methods and public acceptance.

The award consists of a crystal globe and is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.

To be eligible for an award under this program, the nomination must meet individual category criteria and demonstrate:

  • Innovative Achievement
    This may be supported by patents, peer reviewed research papers and other accepted indications of original work.
  • Favorable Environmental Impact
    The nomination must show the state before the innovation and compare that to the state after the innovation was applied. Favorable impacts may be demonstrated by life cycle analysis, risk analysis or other performance based measures. Awards in the categories of education, training and public awareness must show how the environment was physically impacted by the accomplishments and the number of people that were affected.
  • Feasibly Implemented
    The application must be applied to an operation of sufficient size to show widespread applicability. This may include (but not be limited to) a production plant, a vehicle fleet (more than 100 vehicles) or other units of similar impact. Economic feasibility must be demonstrated by a cost/benefit analysis or another accepted cost comparison technique. In the category of education, training and public awareness, nominations must show how the accomplishment may be transferred and used with other groups of people.
  • No Transfer of Environmental Burdens
    The achievement is not made by transferring environmental burdens elsewhere. This may be supported by life cycle studies, energy mass balance studies and risk analysis or other approved methods. Human health issues must be considered in all awards relating to products, processes and materials. Energy improvements must be shown using a life cycle approach.

Education, Training and Public Awareness

Nominations in this category must show originality in educating and training people which results in significant environmental improvements to the use and application of transportation. Awards will be made for the creation and delivery of educational materials which cause the recipients to reduce material and energy consumption in the transportation industry, innovative training of service technicians which results in an environmental improvement or for innovative efforts in modifying public behavior which results in measurable and reduced environmental impacts.

New Methods and Tools

Nominations in this category must be able to demonstrate that the method and/or tool is innovative and part of a process that has led to an increase in environmental savings, as well as a reduction in overall environmental impact. Demonstration of the requirements can include publications, applications, and widespread adoption by the transportation industry. Results from a life cycle analysis should be included whenever possible.

Mobile Energy and Emissions

Nominations in this category must demonstrate innovations in fuel source, fuel savings, CO2 reduction and energy use reduction in transportation. Similarly, it must demonstrate innovations that reduce mobile source emissions through design improvements, source reduction or control efficiency. Demonstrated innovations include publications, applications and widespread use of the innovation that confirms energy use efficiency improvements or emissions reduction on a life cycle basis.

Stationary Energy and Emissions and Process Innovations

Nominations in this category must demonstrate the implementation of a cost-effective, innovative alternative product or process through design improvements, source reduction or control that reduces the amount of energy and/or the amount of emissions to air, water or land from a stationary source resulting in reduced environmental impact. The approach must have the capability to be applied to other facilities or products and result in the same or better performance at those facilities or in those products. Demonstrated innovations include publications, applications and widespread use of the innovation that confirms energy use efficiency improvements or emissions reduction on a life cycle basis.

Recycling, Reuse, Remanufacturing

Nominations in this category must show innovative reuse or remanufacturing of a part or innovative recycling of a material in a production application in the transportation industry. Examples can include: the innovative reuse of end of life transportation parts that reduces landfill burden and energy usage, innovative remanufacturing of a part that has not been remanufactured before, recycling of materials into new applications or recycling materials on a scale that has not been achieved before.

Service, Maintenance and Logistics

Nominations in this category must demonstrate environmental achievement in the areas of servicing, providing maintenance and the supporting field services of the transportation industry products including aircraft, ground vehicles and marine vehicles. Such achievement might include developing and implementing new service procedures which reduce the production of waste fluids, development of new repair techniques that require fewer and lower volume replacement parts, the development of techniques which make use of worn but serviceable parts and the design and execution of a new parts distribution system which significantly reduces the energy and materials consumed in transportation.

Materials Development and Usage

Nominations in this category must demonstrate an achievement in material innovation, material improvement and energy reduction. Any improvements must indicate balance in the impact the new material has on the environment, community, worker and energy use.

Noise Management Innovations

Nominations in this category must make significant achievements in reducing noise or improving noise management from land vehicles, aircraft or watercraft. This is intended to be a broad category that will include noise impacts on vehicle occupants, employees, neighbors or communities. The category will include submissions from the air, land and sea areas. Achievements need to be measurable improvements in technology procedures, measurement methodology, public awareness or in understanding the science and engineering of transportation noise. Nominations need to include a qualitative assessment of how this measurable result has positively impacted people or the environment and how the information is publicly shared.

For some time, SAE working groups involved in the Environmental Activity and in the development and planning of the Total Life Cycle Conference have believed that there should be recognition for outstanding achievements in the areas of environmental sustainability and life cycle.

In a world of constantly increasing transportation demands, there are dedicated people who create the tools, devices and methods necessary to make the transportation industry the world's leader in keeping our environment clean and self-sustaining. Transportation by sea, air and land is essential to our way of life today. This award was created to recognize the critical impact the transportation industry has on the environment.

Year

Name

Employer

2015

Dr John-Paul B. Clarke

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Shigetaka Hamada

Toyota Motor Corp

 

Sandy Richard Liu

Federal Aviation Administration

 

Liling Ren, Ph.D.

GE Global Research

 

Prof. Annalisa Scacchioli

New York University

 

Walter White

 

2014

Rafael Barkas

Harman International

2013

Lawrence Berkowski

Wellman Engineering Resins

 

Deenadayalu Chundury, Ph.D.

Wellman Engineering Resins

 

Robert Fotsch

Wellman Plastics Recycling

 

Jeffrey Allan McQueen

Wellman Engineering Resins

 

Michael D. Powers

Wellman Engineering Resins

 

Donald Allen Wingard

Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC

2012

Jesse Schneider

BMW

2011

Stephen Poulos

General Motors

2010

Thomas Naguy

Air Force Research Lab

2009

Duane Juriga

Futuris Automotive Interiors

 

Jay Patel

Boeing Co.

 

Thomas R. Smith

Valvoline Co.

2008

Mark Garnett

FCA US LLC

 

William Raymond Hill

GM Technical Center

 

Paul E. Jacobs

California Air Resources Board

 

Donna Mosher

Eaton

 

Stella Papasavva, Ph.D.

General Motors

 

Erin K. Yaeger

Pratt & Whitney

2007

Nicholas Amaral

Ford Motor Company

 

Eric Berkobin

Hughes Telematics Inc.

 

Michael Bonne

Chrysler Powertrain Engineering

 

Daniel Cerjanec

FCA US LLC

 

Cynthia M. Flanigan, Ph.D.

Ford Motor Co.

 

Douglas Greenhaus

NADA

 

Alfredo A. Hassanille

Delphi Delco Electronics de Mexico

 

Michael D. Knoblock

General Motors

 

Michael D. Roeth

Navistar Inc.

 

Gary Vreeland

Delphi Corp.

 

Faiz Yono

FCA US LLC

2006

Steven H. Cadle, Ph.D.

GM R&D Center

 

Richard Furness

Ford Motor Co.

 

Aldo Gomez

Delphi Electronics

 

Vikram Gopal

SABIC Innovative Plastics

 

Michael Iden

Union Pacific Railroad Co.

 

Steve Joseph

3M

 

Christophe Lahousse

Delphi Corp.

 

Chunting (Chris) Mi, Ph.D.

University of Michigan-Dearborn

 

Volker Strese

Daimler AG

 

Shiang Sung

Engelhard Corp.

2005

Klaus Wagner Acerbi

Delphi Automotive Systems

 

Daniel Lee Afseth

Delphi Corp.

 

Rebecca Bish

Delphi Automotive Systems

 

John J. Bradburn

General Motors

 

Ken Conzett

Delphi Corp.

 

Aleksandra Djordjevic

Delphi Corp.

 

Dr Matthias Finkbeiner

FCA US LLC

 

Mark G Geis

Dyneon LLC

 

Masaaki Kaizuka

Honda

 

Michael Wang

Argonne National Laboratory

2004

Daniel Lee Afseth

Delphi Corp.

 

Frank Ament

General Motors

 

Balraj Bhanot

Automotive Research Association of India

 

James Bonifield

Bombardier Recreational Product Inc.

 

Mark William Brown PE

Forest Engineering Res Inst of Canada

 

Patrick Charbonneau

Navistar Inc.

 

Dr-Ing David Lee Daggett

Boeing Co.

 

Andrew Gregos

Delphi Packard Electric Systems

 

Christopher Philip Hanson-Abbott

Brigade Electronics Plc

 

N C Krishnakumar

Delphi Corp.

 

Sam Reddy, Ph.D.

GM R&D Center

 

Masahiro Sugiura, Ph.D.

Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc.

 

Terrance Walter

Federal-Mogul Technical Center

 

Robert L. Wells

General Motors

2003

Dale Beal

Delphi Corp.

 

Axel Benz

FCA US LLC

 

Edward P. Brennan

FCA US LLC

 

Rebecca Kaspryk

Delphi Corp.

 

David Nielsen

FCA US LLC

 

Gregory Pachol

Delphi Corp.

 

Mark Spath

Delphi Energy & Chassis

 

David K. Stafford

Michelin North America Inc.

 

Prof Hirohisa Tanaka, Ph.D.

Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd.

 

Lori Wingerter

General Motors

 

David W. Wood

DuPont Automotive

 

Faiz Yono

FCA US LLC

2002

Rita Bitzer

Daimler AG

 

Scot Blommel

Delphi Corp.

 

Charles Wilson Braun

Delphi Corp.

 

Bert Honour

Centor Software Corp.

 

Osama Izzat

Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems

 

Robert J. Kainz, Ph.D.

FCA US LLC

 

Raghunath P Khetan

Delphi Corp

 

Beatriz Lopez-Linares

DaimlerChrysler de Mexico SA de CV

 

Thomas C Mort

Delphi Automotive Systems

 

Edgard Mujica

DaimlerChrysler de Venezuela

 

Volker Strese

Daimler AG

2001

Brenda Baney

Delphi Corp.

 

Stephanie Lyn Gretka

Visteon Corp.

 

Shrikant M. Joshi

Delphi Thermal & Interior

 

Robert J. Kainz, Ph.D.

FCA US LLC

 

Thomas C. Mort

Delphi Automotive Systems

 

William P Osborne

FCA US LLC

 

Monica Prokopyshen

FCA US LLC

 

Joseph Toth

General Motors

 

George D Wagner

FCA US LLC

 

J L Blair

BASF Corp.

 

John J. Bradburn

General Motors

 

Dr Lori M Fussell

 

2000

Peter Boden

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

 

James Breslin

PPG Industries

 

Matthias Finkbeiner, Ph.D.

FCA US LLC

 

Marvin Floer

FCA US LLC

 

John German

American Honda Motor Co. Inc.

 

John Gilbert

Lear Corp.

 

Cesar A. Gonzalez

Delphi Corp.

 

Shelley Launey

U.S. Department of Energy

 

Mark A. Nantais

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturing Association

 

Monica Prokopyshen

FCA US LLC

 

Shirley E. Schwartz, Ph.D.

GM Powertrain

 

Brian E. Spuck

Delphi Safety & Interior Systems

 

Ernest Tong

Ford Motor Co.

 

Joseph Toth

General Motors

 

Daniel Voss

General Motors

 

Robert Wilson

International Quality & Environmental Services

Nomination Deadline: Extended to June 1

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