By Cameron Chai
Hydro Green Aluminium Award was given to two key scientists from NTNU and SINTEF for their energy-efficiency related research work in aluminium billet heating during profile production in extrusion plants.
HYDRO AWARD: Hydro's President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg (at left) hands over the 'Hydro Green Aluminium Award' to one of the two winners, Dr. Niklas Magnusson, at the Technoport Awards 2012 ceremony in Trondheim, Norway, on Tuesday evening.
Professor Magne Runde at NTNU or SINTEF and Dr. Niklas Magnusson at SINTEF were recognized with $35,000 as the prize at the Technoport Awards 2012 in Trondheim. A work of art was obtained by them as part of the prize.
They did the research work to save energy in a superconducting aluminium billet induction heater that can help to decrease climate-related emissions.
NTNU is the Trondheim-based Norwegian University of Science and Technology and SINTEF is an independent research organization located in Scandinavia.
The objective of the Hydro prize is to motivate the employees of the company, scientists and students to identify innovative ways to produce aluminum or aluminum products in an environment-friendly manner with a considerable impact on climate change issues.
The Norwegian organization Technoport and the company collaborated in order to create this Hydro prize.
Svein Richard Brandtzæg, the CEO and President of Hydro, Jim Metson from the University of Auckland located in New Zealand, Mark E. Schlesinger from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the United States and Arne Bredesen from NTNU headed the jury for the "Hydro Green Aluminium Award".