Invitation to press conference on 8th Feb. in Finland: One of the oldest preserved beers will be studied at VTT

In summer 2010 an old shipwreck was found in the Åland archipelago at a depth of 50 meters. Divers found not only several bottles of well-preserved champagne, but also five bottles of beer. One of those beer bottles is now being studied at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Mr Rainer Juslin, Permanent Secretary of the Åland Government's Department for Education and Culture, presents the provincial government’s goals for the study. Dr Annika Wilhelmson, Customer Manager at VTT and the manager of the project Dr John Londesborough will describe what information can be obtained from the beer through the various analyses.

Media representatives will also have the chance to visit the research facilities.

Date: Tue February 8th 2011 at 10 a.m.

Place: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, address: Biologinkuja 1, Espoo, Finland

Please register by noon on February 7th:

VTT, Paula Bergqvist, Communications Officer
tel. +358 20 722 5161,

Additional information:

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Annika Wilhelmson, Customer Manager
tel. +358 20 722 7113,

Government of Åland
Rainer Juslin, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education and Culture
tel. +358 18 25230 or +358 457 547 1338, rainer.juslin@regeringen@ax

Government of Åland
Björn Häggblom, Head of Communications
tel. +358 18 25143 or +358 50 547 0951,

Further information on VTT:
Olli Ernvall, Senior Vice President, Communications
Tel. 358 20 722 6747

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