Winners of the RUSAL’s environmental contest will receive up to 7 million rubles-worth grants for their projects

Moscow, July 30, 2020— RUSAL (trading code 486 on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, RUAL on Moscow Exchange), one of the world's largest aluminium producers, reviewed the results of its grant contest, the winners of which will receive 2 to 7 million rubles from the Company to implement environmental protection initiatives. The total amount of funds that the winners will receive from RUSAL to develop their ideas will be 16.5 million rubles.

Those who took part in the competition included the largest federal universities, such as the Urals Federal University, the Siberian Federal University, the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS", organizations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialized institutes, companies, independent laboratories and scientists.

In total, the competition received 19 applications across six categories, and the winners were chosen from five of them. There was only one application for the "Development of methods and instrumentation for online determination of the content of benz(a)pyrene in industrial emissions of aluminum production, so there was no competition there.

The winners in the categories are:

- "Development of reliable methods for diagnostics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in atmospheric air for identification of their emission sources" - Institute of catalysis of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

- "Development of a method for sorption capture of benz(a)pyrene from gases released during pin rearrangement with 100% utilization of spent sorbent" - Siberian Federal University;

- “Benz(a)pyrene (BaP)  neutralization technologies” - Institute of organic chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

- "Materials and technologies for the formation of a locking layer to reduce PAH emissions" - JSC “VUKHIN”;

- "Technologies of petroleum pitch" - LLC “Gazprom neftekhim Salavat”

"The competition commission took a careful approach to determining the winners of this grant contest, because the best ideas, if successful, will be implemented at the Company's facilities and will make a significant contribution to solving the environmental problems faced by the aluminum industry. In addition, after a more comprehensive study of the best initiatives, we will be able to determine how promising and effective such environmental contests can be in the future," said Viktor Mann, RUSAL's technical Director.

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