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.
Go to news, press releases and consultation responses in Swedish.
Intensive networking as PhD students visited Ovako
At the end of October, a meeting was organized for the Steel Academy PhD Network in Hofors. The doctoral students enjoyed two eventful days of personal meetings, networking, lectures, and guided tours...
An industrial emissions directive fit for a green deal
The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Swedish Forest Industries Federation (SFIF), Jernkontoret (the Swedish Iron and Steel Producers’ Association), the Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Me...
World Archaeometallurgy Congress in Falun 2024
Now it’s confirmed: the sixth international conference "Archaeometallurgy in Europe 2024", will be held in Falun, Sweden, 11–14 June 2024. The conference is arranged by Jernkontoret in collaboration w...
The Net Zero Industry Act should be technology neutral and adopt a more inclusive view of permit processes
Friday 5th May 2023 was the closing date for receipt of submissions to the Swedish government concerning the EU Commission’s Net Zero Industry Act, NZIA. Jernkontoret, in its submission, highlights th...
Europe risks stifling innovation with the revised Industrial Emissions Directive
Yesterday the Council concluded negotiations on a revised Industrial Emissions Directive.
”Standardisation needs for the steel industry's climate transition – near zero steel”
On 19th January, Jernkontoret hosted a seminar about the Vinnova-funded investigation into standardization needs linked to the steel industry's climate transition, so-called "near zero steel" – a proj...
New book: Powder Metallurgy in Sweden – 100 Years of Development
During 2022, the project "Pulvermetallurgins utveckling i Sverige – en historisk tillbakablick" (Powder Metallurgy in Sweden – 100 years of Development) drew to a close. Now, on 13th February this yea...
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...