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. 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.
“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.”