Green steel pilot project begins operating in Sweden

first_imgGreen steel pilot project begins operating in Sweden FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Swedish green steel venture HYBRIT, owned by SSAB, state-owned utility Vattenfall and miner LKAB, on Monday started test operations at its pilot plant for fossil-free steel in Lulea, Sweden.A successful development of the HYBRIT project could have big implications for efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions, with SSAB alone accounting for 10% of Sweden’s total and 7% of Finland’s.The official start of operations at the plant, which will produce fossil-free sponge iron, essential for the steel production process, was attended by guests including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.“There is a lot still to be done, and there are challenges remaining, but I dare to claim that this is a globally unique plant,” SSAB CEO Martin Lindqvist said.The HYBRIT project aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steel making, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen.SSAB aims for the first fossil-free steel to be commercially available by 2026, and to become fossil free in its operations by 2045.[Johannes Hellstrom]More: Sweden’s HYBRIT starts operations at pilot plant for fossil-free steellast_img read more

The “Cro card” project is not dead, a pilot project will start soon

first_img“We might arrive as early as the preseason, and at worst in the fall we would do a week-long rehearsal to see what the interest is. In any case, that week will go, we have prepared it, and the point is that employers get part of the money tax-free, as they now have HRK 7500, and that we eventually add HRK 2500 and that it is an additional reward, but that it is spent in Croatia”, Said Cappelli for Dnevnik.hr Admittedly, these are the frameworks that were in the initial project proposal, but no details about the implementation are known yet, and as Cappelli pointed out, we can expect more details soon. Two years ago, Horwath HTL held a presentation “Analysis of the justification for the introduction of the Croatian tourist voucher” in which it was pointed out that applying a maximum of 10 thousand kuna would theoretically have a potential of about 1,5 million employees, but it is possible count on its usability at about 15 to 30% or from about 35 to 4 billion kuna realization. Cro cards as a great benefit for continental tourism RELATED NEWS: As Cappelli points out, as part of the project, employers would pay the workers the amount “somewhere in the amount of HRK 2500”, which they would give to their employees as a reward. CRO CARDS A ONE-TIME MEASURE OR SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF CONTINENTAL TOURISM? The introduction of Cro cards for continental tourism has been waiting for years, and which will certainly help continental tourism a lot. Asked if his announcements mean that the project did not fail, he replied that it did not, but it has not yet been determined what it will be called: Cro card, Croatian Offer Week or similar. It is important to emphasize that 50 percent of the funds from the card would go to accommodation, 25 to 30 percent would go to catering services, food and drink, and the rest of the money could be used for museums, wellness and similar facilities. So a Cro card would be another bank card to which the employer would deposit money. Of course, those employers who want it, because otherwise there are no sanctions, and the state would return the same money to the employer through tax relief in the amount of 25 to 100 percent of the amount paid. It is assumed that the direct financial effects through the increase in consumption would be the realization of total revenues of 2,7 to 5,4 billion kuna, 10 to 21 thousand new employees directly and indirectly, 1 to 2 billion kuna of new value and 7,6 to 11 billion kuna of new investment.There were two proposals on the table at that time, the first that the employer pay the employee five and the second 10 thousand kuna. When we asked about the project “Cro cards” from the Ministry of Tourism, they point out that the preparation of the project with the aim of encouraging domestic tourism trends is in its final stage and that they will inform the public about the details in a timely manner. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli said on Monday before the Government session that the “Cro card” project, in which employers would pay workers the amount they could use to pay for accommodation and other tourist services in Croatia, is not dead, but its implementation is being worked out. he writes Dnevnik.hr. last_img read more

7 persons jailed for illegal gambling

first_imgILOILO City – Seven persons were caughtengaging in illegal gambling in Barangay Duyan-Duyan, Cabatuan, Iloilo. The suspects – all residents of thevillage – were nabbed after police officers chanced upon them playing pusoy around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. They were Charles Pacaonsis, 42; RexLozada, 49; Alex Alegrado, 43; Wilson Ares, 56; Pedro Bonto, 45; and JohnLieven, 43, a police report showed. The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the municipal police station, facing charges for violation ofPresidential Decree 1602, or the anti-illegal gambling law./PN Recovered from their possession were betmoney which amounted to P1,400 and a set of playing card, police said.  last_img

RCMP investigate incident in Wembley

first_imgBeaverlodge RCMP are investigating after a 6 year-old girl was approached by the driver of a vehicle while walking home from her school in Wembley.The incident happened on Friday at around 3:45 p.m. The girl was walking home from Wembley Elementary School when the driver of a black truck drove up beside the girl.- Advertisement -The male driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and asked the girl if she wanted to come to his residence to play with his dogs. Police say the girl spoke with the male and then went home.The driver is described as being bald and was wearing black and silver sunglasses at the time of the incident. He was driving an older, dirty two-door ‘monster truck’ that had large tires with yellow lettering.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Beaverlodge RCMP detachment at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more