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Professor Bo Björkman at LTU

New five-year research agreement between Boliden and LTU

Published: 1 February 2012

Boliden has signed a new five- year R&D contract with Luleå University of Technology worth 17 MSEK. The funds are aimed at research and education in the field of Process metallurgy including the extraction and recycling of base metals.

 - This injection of funds is inspiring. It creates opportunities to strengthen our competence in this field, says Bo Björkman, Professor of Process Metallurgy at LTU.

The cooperation between LTU and Boliden started in the early 80ies. At the beginning of this century Boliden intensified its engagement in metallurgical research. As part of this Theo Lehner from Boliden was appointed adjunct professor at LTU´s division of Process metallurgy.

- The goal of Boliden´s cooperation with LTU is to secure the supply of metallurgists to the metallurgical industry and to fund our industries need for research, says Svante Nilsson, Director Group Strategic Projects, Boliden.