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Hungarian researchers win HUF 600 mln EU grant

A consortium of Hungarian researchers has won more than HUF 600 million in European Union grant money to find alternatives to soldering materials that contain lead, Tamás Kékesi, who heads the research program, said at a press conference on Tuesday. Under EU directives on hazardous substances, automotive industry companies must phase out soldering materials that contain lead by 2015. The consortium's members are the University of Miskolc, the Nuclear Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Bay Zoltán Applied Research Company.