News from Jernkontoret
News, press releases and consultation responses from Jernkontoret are generally published in Swedish, but a few of them are available in English and listed below.
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Timmermans demands efficient permit processes but multiplies the requirements in Industrial Emission Directive, IED
The European Commission has now presented its proposal for a new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). In the proposal, the Commission suggest many new parameters to be regulated in the permits, riski...
Successful premiere for doctoral student network
At the end of February 2022, the Steel Academy’s doctoral student network had its inaugural activity in the form of a live educational event (webinar). An instructive talk on research communication an...
Protecting biodiversity: nature restoration targets under EU Biodiversity Strategy
Jernkontoret has commented on proposed targets for the restoration of natural ecosystems in Europe, both on land and in water. The targets is part of new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. In a situat...
Comments on the proposal for a European Climate Law
To the European CommissionJernkontoret d-nr: 29/20 Jernkontoret, the Swedish steel producers' association, comments on the proposal for an EU Climate Law. Jernkontoret also support the contribution fr...
Comments on the review of the EU's climate target for 2030
The European Commission will investigate an increase in the climate target by 2030. Jernkontoret believes that the focus should be on the long-term goal, climate neutrality by 2050. An increase in the...
Comments on the EU Commission's revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive
The European Commission announced in its "The Green Deal" that the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) should fully address issues related to climate, energy and circular economy. But the IED is neit...
Revision of Energy Taxation Directive
Jernkontoret has responded to the European Commission's consultation on revision of Energy Taxation Directive.
Steel in sustainable clothing for the fashion-conscious
The Swedish designer Naim Josefi continues to collaborate with the steel industry. A first glimpse of his latest design and materials project, Mineral Elements, was recently presented. The project wil...
New tool to help align strategic decisions with the 2030 Agenda
Sweden’s Innovation Agency, Vinnova, is investing close to 10 million SEK (around US$1 million) in developing a crowd-sourced online tool to help industries, governments, civil society organizations a...
AI Can Solve Challenges in the Steel Industry in a New Research Project
The University of Skövde, Sandvik, and SSAB are involved in a new research project, with financial support from the Knowledge Foundation and support from Jernkontoret, the Swedish steel producers' ass...
Waste Framework Directive database on articles containing Candidate List substances
Jernkontoret welcomes the efforts the EU Commission is doing to close the information gaps along the recycling value chain. However, it is also important that any new system will be flexible and pragm...
EU's future climate and energy policy
Jernkontoret has responded to the European Commission's public consultation "Future climate and energy policy - a Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions"
The EU Commission visits Swedish steel companies
On April 22–26, the authors from the European IPPC Bureau in Seville will visit Swedish steel companies to gather information for the best available techniques reference documents, known as BREFs, for...
ICRF 2018 Conference – time to register
In October 2018, Jernkontoret is organising the 3rd Ingot Casting, Rolling and Forging Conference, ICRF 2018, in Stockholm. The preliminary program includes close to 60 scientific papers and it has re...
Call for papers to the conference ICRF 2018
In October 2018, Jernkontoret is organising the 3rd Ingot Casting, Rolling and Forging Conference, ICRF 2018, in Stockholm. Abstracts should be submitted before November 21, 2017.
Swedish steel-dress goes on catwalk in China
The steel-dress worn by Swedish Song Contest host Clara Henry will on Friday, March 24 appear on the catwalk in Beijing, China.
Swedish steel fashion at the Academy Awards
Bahar Pars, leading actress in "A Man Called Ove", will step on the Academy Awards red carpet dressed in Swedish steel. The unique dress, designed by Swedish fashion designer Naim Josefi, is decorated...
Handbook for documenting industry, now also in English
"Documenting Industry. How and why?" serves as both a methodological guide and source of inspiration for documenting modern process industry. Published by Jernkontoret’s Historical Metallurgy Group, t...