Metso's first Tissue Technology Award winners for energy-saving innovations selected
Metso Corporation's press release on March 19, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. local time
In line with its ambition to provide sustainable solutions for the tissue making
industry Metso established a Tissue Technology Award. The purpose is to promote
university students' or scientists' work to develop environmentally sound
products applicable to the tissue making processes. The first winners have now
been selected by a panel of jurors.
"Very thorough work was conducted to go through all the applications and we
ended up with two innovations of equally high quality. Therefore we have decided
that the first award will be split between two winners," reveals Anders BjÃ¶rn,
Vice President, Tissue Machines technology unit, Metso.
The total prize of USD 25,000 will be shared between Alina Hagelqvist, PhD
student at Karlstad University, Sweden, and Jinsong Tao, PhD and associate
professor at State Key Laboratory of pulp and paper engineering at South China
University of Technology.
Alina Hagelqvist is awarded for her work focused on sludge wastewater treatment
in the pulp and paper industry. The work shows the potential of improved
utilization of sludge for biogas production by optimized solid retention time in
the biological process.
Jinsong Tao is awarded for his extensive work in the development of models and
methods for improved energy utilization for the Chinese paper industry. Jinsong
Tao has applied his extensive experience and has shown a genuine interest for
The winners were announced at the Tissue World Conference, held in Barcelona,
Spain, on March 19.
"Sustainable development is a crucial issue for the tissue industry globally and
it takes a wide perspective and open minds to explore new areas for innovation.
Both of these innovations are well in line with Metso's strategy for sustainable
development," says Marco Marcheggiani, Vice President, Tissue Mills business
unit, Metso. "With this award we hope to attract people outside our own
organization to participate in the important work of creating sustainable
solutions for the future of tissuemaking."
The Tissue Technology Award will be given every second year starting 2013.
Detailed information about the Metso Tissue Technology Award, including
application regulations, can be found at www.metso.com/tissueaward.
Metso's pulp, paper, and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing, and filter fabrics. Our offering
and experience cover the entire process life cycle, including new production
lines, rebuilds, and services.
www.metso.com/pulpandpaper, Â www.metso.com/power,
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Marco Marcheggiani, Vice President, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business
line, Metso, tel. +1 404 229 7575, marco.marcheggiani(at)metso.com
Anders BjÃ¶rn, Vice President, Tissue Machines technology unit, Paper business
line, Metso, tel. +46 705 17 13 38, anders.bjorn(at)metso.com
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