Metso Corporation : Metso's first Tissue Technology Award winners for energy-saving innovations selected

    Metso Corporation : 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 Björn, 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 sustainable development.

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, www.metso.com/power,

www.twitter.com/MetsoPulpPaper

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.

www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup

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 Björn, 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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