Carbon Crusher (Norway) has developed a road surface made of biomaterials. It absorbs CO₂ and reduces the carbon footprint of trail repairs. The Norwegians replaced the bitumen with the organic polymer lignin. It remains as waste after paper production. When using this technology, 3.5 times less carbon is emitted into the atmosphere in a 30-meter section than usual.
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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will block promotions for high-ranking officials whose family members have large overseas assets, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The European Parliament approved the abolition of all duties on exports from Ukraine for a year. The bill proposed by the European Commission completely abolishes duties on industrial products, fruits and vegetables, anti-dumping duties and protective measures for steel imports, according to a press release from the European Parliament. The measure will enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
McDonald’s has revealed the buyer of its business in Russia — Alexander Govor, an entrepreneur from Novokuznetsk. He now manages 25 McDonald’s restaurants in Siberia. The company, leaving Russia after 32 years of operation, did not disclose the amount of the transaction.
The Kinomax cinema chain closed 30 of its cinemas and two cinemas. This was told to Forbes by the CEO of the company Dmitry Nartov. Kinomax is one of the largest cinema chains in Russia.
The number of requests from customers of Rosgosstrakh Insurance Company in connection with the theft of spare parts and attachments for cars has increased by 47% since the beginning of 2022, the insurer said in a statement.
The debt of organizations and the population of the Russian Federation for utilities in 2021 amounted to about 1.5 trillion rubles, said the head of the Russian Ministry of Construction, Irek Fayzullin.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was stripped of his office and employees in the Bundestag. In 2021, staff and travel costs for the former chancellor’s office amounted to almost 419,000 euros, excluding office space and equipment costs. The budget committee has previously explained that Schroeder is not fulfilling any obligations as a former chancellor, so there is no reason to provide him with employees and an office.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service approved Lukoil’s purchase of the assets of the British-Dutch company Shell in Russia. Lukoil will buy 99.9% of Shell Oil LLC. Lukoil will buy a plant in Torzhok and 411 filling stations. The deal did not include 19 gas stations operating under license agreements on the use of a trademark.
Boris Johnson announces additional £1.3bn aid package for Ukraine
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