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.





Munan Hong

RuiLi Wulian Tech. Co. Ltd.


Xiaosong Hu

Ph.D., Chongqing University


Xianke Lin

PhD, Peng, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Bo Liu, Ph.D.

RuiLi Wulian Tech. Co. Ltd.


Dr. Stephen Andersen



Maneesh Arora

TATA Motors Ltd


James Brown

James Brown Media


Olivier Brucelle

Collins Aerospace


Tim Craig    

Melrose Technologies LLC


Dr. Sourav Chowdhury



Kent Johnson, Ph.D.

University of California, Riverside


Heejung Jung, Ph.D.

University of California, Riverside


Sangeet Hari Kapoor

TATA Motors Ltd


Lindsey Leitzel

MAHLE Behr Troy Inc.


Chengguo Li, Ph.D.

University of California, Riverside


Jessie Lund

Rocky Mountain Institute


Jagvendra Meena

TATA Motors Ltd


Art Miller, Ph.D.



Nick Molden

Emissions Analytics


Claude J. Moreau

Collins Aerospace


Prasanna Nagarhalli

TATA Motors Ltd


Roque Panza-Giosa

Collins Aerospace


Mike Grady

University of California, Riverside


Yunsu Park

North American Council for Freight Efficiency


Liem Pham, Ph.D.

University of California, Riverside


Steven Poteet

Collins Aerospace


Vijay V. Pujar

Collins Aerospace


Michael Roeth

North American Council for Freight Efficiency


Denise Rondini

North American Council for Freight Efficiency


David Schaller

North American Council for Freight Efficiency


Nancy J. Sherman



Blair A. Smith

Collins Aerospace


Steve Sproson

Collins Aerospace


Eric Veizaga

Collins Aerospace


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



Rafael Barkas

Harman International


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


Jesse Schneider



Stephen Poulos

General Motors


Thomas Naguy

Air Force Research Lab


Duane Juriga

Futuris Automotive Interiors


Jay Patel

Boeing Co.


Thomas R. Smith

Valvoline Co.


Mark Garnett



William Raymond Hill

GM Technical Center


Paul E. Jacobs

California Air Resources Board


Donna Mosher



Stella Papasavva, Ph.D.

General Motors


Erin K. Yaeger

Pratt & Whitney


Nicholas Amaral

Ford Motor Company


Eric Berkobin

Hughes Telematics Inc.


Michael Bonne

Chrysler Powertrain Engineering


Daniel Cerjanec



Cynthia M. Flanigan, Ph.D.

Ford Motor Co.


Douglas Greenhaus



Alfredo A. Hassanille

Delphi Delco Electronics de Mexico


Michael D. Knoblock

General Motors


Michael D. Roeth

Navistar Inc.


Gary Vreeland

Delphi Corp.


Faiz Yono



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



Christophe Lahousse

Delphi Corp.


Chunting (Chris) Mi, Ph.D.

University of Michigan-Dearborn


Volker Strese

Daimler AG


Shiang Sung

Engelhard Corp.


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



Mark G Geis

Dyneon LLC


Masaaki Kaizuka



Michael Wang

Argonne National Laboratory


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


Dale Beal

Delphi Corp.


Axel Benz



Edward P. Brennan



Rebecca Kaspryk

Delphi Corp.


David Nielsen



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



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.



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


Brenda Baney

Delphi Corp.


Stephanie Lyn Gretka

Visteon Corp.


Shrikant M. Joshi

Delphi Thermal & Interior


Robert J. Kainz, Ph.D.



Thomas C. Mort

Delphi Automotive Systems


William P Osborne



Monica Prokopyshen



Joseph Toth

General Motors


George D Wagner



J L Blair

BASF Corp.


John J. Bradburn

General Motors


Dr Lori M Fussell



Peter Boden

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.


James Breslin

PPG Industries


Matthias Finkbeiner, Ph.D.



Marvin Floer



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



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

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