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Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta receives the 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize

Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta receives the 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize of SEK 2 million is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres. King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the prize on Monday 11 October in Stockholm.

The future demand for textile fibres is growing due to global population growth. Pro

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Mikael Hannus

Press contact Executive Secretary of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation +46(0)70-3775702

The object of the Foundation is to encourage scientific research by awarding an international prize called The Marcus Wallenberg Prize.

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.

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