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

Metso's first Tissue Technology Award winners for energy-saving innovations 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  
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 Bjoern,
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
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
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
Detailed information about the Metso Tissue Technology Award,
including application regulations, can be found at 
Metso's pulp, paper, and power professionals specialize in processes,
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.,, 
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., 
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For further information, please contact:
Marco Marcheggiani
Vice President
Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line
tel. +1 404 229 7575
Anders Bjorn
Vice President
Tissue Machines technology unit, Paper business line
tel. +46 705 17 13 38
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