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Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, have been awarded the H&M Global Change Award for developing a process revolutionising cotton recycling. A total of 2,700 proposals from 112 countries were submitted to the competition, of which the jury nominated 5 winners. The public was invited to vote to distribute the grant of 1 000 000 euros. The top prize went to the Ioncell-F™ research team, which includes Herbert Sixta and his team, Pirjo Kääriäinen and Marjaana Tanttu from Aalto University, Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Alistair King and Arno Parviainen from the University of Helsinki and Ali Harlin from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
A process revolutionising cotton recycling wins the H&M Global Change Award aalto.fi

The Ioncell-F™ process adapted for the conversion of waste-cotton into new textile was awarded as one of five winners among 2,700 proposals.