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We need to be smarter about how we use our resources, and aluminum is part of the solution.

With its light weight, it contributes to more fuel-efficient modes of transportation and less energy demanding buildings. Also, it’s remarkable recycling abilities gives it a long life – of all the aluminium produced since the birth of the industry more than 100 years ago, 75 percent is still in use.

Still, Hydro recognizes that there is more potential for improving the climate footprint of aluminium production and has therefore established the Hydro Green Metal Award in cooperation with Technoport, a Norwegian organization that fosters dialog on science with business and policymakers.

This prize will give tribute to researchers or students that contribute to:
• a solution for more energy-efficient processes and production of aluminum
• new applications of aluminum products with a significant benefit to the climate

The jury is led by Hydro President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg and includes Prof. Mark E. Schlesinger, Missouri University of Science and Technology, U.S.; Prof. Jim Metson, University of Auckland, New Zealand; and Prof. Arne Bredesen, NTNU, Norway.

Nominations may be sent to Trond Furu in Hydro ( no later than February 20, 2012. Submissions should be in PowerPoint or similar format.

The winner will be announced at Technoport Awards 2012 in Trondheim on April 17. In addition to the $35,000, the winner will receive a work of art at the ceremony.

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