German Environmental Award 2004 for Entrepreneur Alfred H. Jung and Researcher Professor Antranikian

DBU honours the commitment and the development of innovative technologies for environmental protection - Honorary prize for life�'s work of Loki Schmidt

Osnabrück. This year�'s winners of the German Environmental Award are named: the with 500,000 Euro supremely endowed European environmental award goes to the North Rhine-Westphalian entrepreneur Alfred Heinrich Jung (49) and the Hamburg microbiologist Professor Garabed Antranikian (53). Thus the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU acknowledges the achievements of two environmental pioneers. Alfred H. Jung, founder and head of the medium-sized company Jungtec, which is specialised on the manufacturing of gaskets, receives the award for an innovative technology leading both to an immense environmental relief and a reduction of health dangers. Professor Antranikian, head of the Institute for Technical Microbiology of the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, looks into extreme habitats and is awarded for his work in the field of white biotechnology with which chemical processes can be altered in a way that the environment is considerably relieved. - The life�'s work of Professor Dr. Hannelore (Loki) Schmidt (85, Hamburg) is honoured with an honorary prize. Federal President Horst Köhler is to present the award on 31 October in Mainz.

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