State Environmental Award Finalists Announced


DETROIT — The Environmental Management Association has selected the finalists for its annual Environmental Achievement Award.

The review committee has chosen the following trio as finalists for the 2012 award:

  • Algal Scientific Corp, a biotechnology company located in Plymouth that has developed a process to turn algae to be used as a food supplement for livestock.
  • Southern Macomb Disposal Authority for its innovative use of phytoremediation to help remedy leachate removal and remediate two landfills along the Red Run Drain in the Clinton River Basin resulting in a now park-like setting with advanced drainage.
  • O’Brien Construction Co. for its forward-thinking “green” headquarters located in Troy featuring geothermal heating and cooling, dual use hot water heater, rain and garden swale, energy recovery unit, building shell and insulation properties, site selection qualities and other advances.

The EMA’s annual Environmental Achievement Award even is being held April 18 at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison in Detroit. The evening festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting

Criteria used to select finalists and the winners can be located on the EMA website at

In 2012, Hydrodec North America LLC received the Environmental Achievement Award. Previous winners include Ford Motor Co., BASF, Vesco Oil, Infichem Polymers, PPG Industries, Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy, Tartan Energy Systems and Federal Mogul Corp.

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