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Hydro’s technology pilot in Karmøy is nominated for Green Awards 2019

Hydro’s technology pilot in Karmøy is one of six nominees for a Green Award in the category “Innovation of the year”. “A lot of Hydro people have put so much effort into making the technology pilot a reality. They deserve this award,” says Head of technology in Hydro Primary Metal Thorvald Mellerud.

Karmøy technology pilot

Hydro’s technology pilot in Karmøy, Norway has been in full operation since June 2018 and aims to verify at an industrial scale the world’s most energy and climate-efficient technology for aluminium production. Energy consumption will be reduced by 15% and the plant will be benchmark on emissions. The pilot will produce 75.000 tonnes primary aluminium annually.

The technology pilot is now nominated for a Green Award in the category “Innovation of the year”. The award ceremony will take place as part of the Green Tech Festival 2019 in Berlin on May 24.

Of the top six, two finalists from each category are selected by a jury, and a third will be selected by public online voting. At the jury meeting, the top three of each category will be assessed, and finally, the winners will be determined. The census is done together with TÜV NORD. Online voting by the public is open until 18 March. 

“We are honored to be nominated and I hope as many as possible in Hydro will vote for us. The realization of the technology pilot is truly a team effort from all parts of the company. Colleagues from Neuss, Årdal, Porsgrunn and Karmøy have all contributed to the technology pilot and they deserve this award,” says Thorvald.

The electrolysis hall at Hydro' technology pilot at Karmøy
The electrolysis hall at Hydro' technology pilot at Karmøy. Photo: Hydro/Marius Motrøen