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BHUTAN SEES POTENTIAL IN NATURAL YAK WOOL AND RELATED PRODUCTS AS POTENTIAL IMPORTANT EXPORT EARNER



GOVERNMENT agencies in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan are taking steps to develop products and fabrics made from yak hair, eyeing potentially lucrative sales of a rare fabric, whose profile could be boosted by the country’s growing tourism industry.

The Bhutanese government is proactively developing handcraft traditions of spinning hair from yaks, of which more than 30,000 are herded in Bhutan’s generally mountainous terrain.…

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UK VAPING COMPANIES EYE LIBERALISATION SHOULD BRITAIN QUIT THE EUROPEAN UNION



E-cigarette manufacturers in the United Kingdom pondering a Brexit from the European Union (EU) that is currently scheduled for January 31 are hoping to benefit from looser rules than currently apply in the EU, if the UK does quit the EU.…

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EXPERTS HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR THE GLOBAL MARITIME SECTOR TO COLLECT AND SHARE GOOD PRACTICE ON REDUCING EMISSIONS



A series of reports published in recent weeks have highlighted the need for increased collaboration across the shipping industry to develop and share best practice to significantly reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. Between 2000 and 2017, the CO2 emissions associated with the shipping sector grew at an average annual rate of 1.87% between 2000 and 2017, according to a report published in September by the Bonn-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ‘Navigating the way to a renewable future: solutions to decarbonise shipping’, resulting in emissions of  677 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2 in 2017.…

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INTERNATIONAL HE ACCESS DAY CONFERENCE HEARS HOW WELL-MEANING COMMITMENTS NEED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS AND MONEY



 

INTERNATIONAL collaboration, financial and strategic support and government policy consistency that endures beyond changes in political administrations are vital to maintain accelerating global gains in access to higher education, delegates at an international conference in Scotland were told this week.…

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NONWOVENS PRODUCTION PICKING UP VOLUME, QUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN BOOMING ASIA PACIFIC REGION



Data by the Asia Nonwoven Fabrics Association (ANFA) shows that nonwovens production in Asia increased by a robust 6.5% year-on-year in 2018, to 5.6 million tonnes. China-based manufacturers were responsible for the bulk of this output, producing 4 million tonnes. However, but India-based production increased at faster pace, at 15.9% up, year-on-year.…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION CONSIDERS ADDING ZIRCONIUM TO EU CRITICAL RAW MATERIAL LIST



THE EUROPEAN Commission will next year (2020) consider whether to add zirconium to the European Union (EU) critical raw material list, with the aim of encouraging production and recycling of a mineral so resistant to corrosion, it is widely used in the nuclear industry.…

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INDIAN STEEL MANUFACTURERS PREDICT REDUCTION IN SUBSIDIES FOLLOWING WTO RULING



Indian steel manufacturers think that the Indian government will trim its support for their exports following the release of an adverse World Trade Organisation verdict in a subsidy dispute brought by the United States.

“The [Indian] ministry of commerce was already looking at revamping trade and tax policies, which includes scrapping certain export incentive schemes that have been now been termed as subsidies” by the United States, Arnab Kumar Hazra, assistant secretary general of Indian Steel Association told Metal Bulletin, “It might expedite the process after [the new] WTO announcement.”…

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CHILEAN MINING LEADER HOPES UNREST WILL NOT SLOW FOREIGN INVESTMENT INTO LITHIUM-FOCUSED SECTOR



THE LEADER of the Chilean mining association Consejo Minero has claimed that he has seen no evidence that the unrest that has wracked Chile since October may reduce investment into the country’s important mining sector, which accounts for around of a third of global lithium supplies.…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION MAY ADD CADMIUM TO EU CRITICAL RAW MATERIAL LIST



THE EUROPEAN Commission will early next year (2020) consider whether to add cadmium to the European Union (EU) critical raw material list, with the aim of encouraging production and recycling of this mineral that widely used in batteries, potentially helping the EU economy away from fossil fuels.…

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EUROPEAN STEEL TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM WORKSHOP COPY



SUSTAINABLE EAF STEEL MAKING

 

Steel-making in Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) is already a good example of a waste-free circular economy since today more than half of global steel output is being recycled, even if higher-quality materials are still produced from virgin materials and fossil-fuelled processes, said Carl de Maré, president of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) at an ESTEP workshop staged in Bergamo, northern Italy.…

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