Our ambition is to maintain our technology leadership with cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable products, solutions and services. Our research and technology development (R&D) activities focus on several important areas of sustainability, such as energy and raw materials efficiency, utilization of renewable and recycled raw materials, advanced process control technology and new service solutions. Our R&D activities are based on cooperation with customers and research institutes and universities.
Based on conducted Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), the total environmental impacts of our products are generated when the products are in use. Because most of our products have a very long life cycle, we concentrate on developing sustainable solutions that reduce customers’ resource needs and mitigate their environmental impacts.
Metso has an innovation process to manage our research and development activities. In 2016 in the corporate level we started to follow the amount of R&D projects that have set environmental and/or product safety innovation targets as well as started to develop a solid verification of the reached target levels. In 2017, 84 percent of all of Metso research and development projects had sustainability targets
for projects; 74 percent of projects had environmental targets and 49 percent had safety targets.
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The revolutionary two-in-one Lokotrack LT220D crushing and screening plant has enjoyed worldwide sales success since its launch in 2014. The Norwegian contractor Finsveen Maskin AS was among the very first companies worldwide to start operating the new plant. Now after crushing and screening some quarter of a million tons of aggregates, Finsveen Maskin is able to verify that the LT220D really does boost production and significantly lower fuel consumption.
Metso also successfully reduced the weight of the new unit by about 10 tons compared to the old model. The fact that the lightweight model can easily be transported as one piece gives it a big advantage in crushing contracting.
"The figures verified by us are very convincing. The LT220D cone crushing plant increases output by 25% while reducing fuel consumption by 40% compared to its predecessor the LT110TM cone plant."
-Runar Finsveen, Manager of Finsveen Maskin AS, Norway