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Finland to get a Center of Water Efficiency Excellence
Date:3/9/2010

globally. We have operations in 40 countries, an experience of decades in water technology, and a wide competence for different needs in water management. Water technology and water chemistry play a key role in developing alternatives for more efficient water usage and recycling," says Harri Kerminen, Kemira's President and Chief Executive Officer.

The lack of water and the problems caused by it is a sizable challenge globally for industries and megacities. The regions suffering from water scarcity are usually those where the industrial and population growth is the most rapid. This is why the water-intensive industry is constantly looking for solutions to boost their water efficiency. Normally, the water availability is not a problem in Finland, but Finland has the competence to solve the challenges caused by water scarcity.

The total cost of the research, which will be performed at the centre, is estimated at 120 M, including external funding. The investments will be allocated into 4 years, resulting further investment activities in projects for piloting and demonstrating purposes. There will be 200 persons working at the centre annually.


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Contact: Johan Grn, Executive Vice President, R&D and Technology
johan.gron@kemira.com
358-108-621-058
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Source:Eurekalert

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