DETROIT (AP) — In about three years, Navistar plans to start selling low-emission hydrogen-powered heavy trucks under a partnership with General Motors and a small distribution company called OneH2. The venture announced Wednesday is an early commercial deployment of the technology in U.S. long-haul trucking. Navistar hopes it will start widespread use of hydrogen-electric trucks, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions that come from burning diesel fuel. GM will provide fuel cells to Navistar. OneH2 will set up fueling stations either by trucking hydrogen to terminals or through small hydrogen generation units. Trucking company J.B Hunt will use test trucks in a pilot program starting toward the end of next year.
The public institution “NP Krka” is one step away from awarding grants for the arrangement of the Lozovac entrance, which is the second EU project in a year after the approved funds for the project Unknown Krka.Namely, the project proposal Visiting Management Center of the Krka National Park – Lozovac has successfully passed all stages of evaluation and the adoption of the Financing Decision is expected. The total eligible costs of the project amount to HRK 84.351.360,63, and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) co-finances 85% or HRK 71.698.656,53 in the form of grants from the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 – Promoting sustainable use natural heritage in national parks and nature parks (Project Code KK.06.1.2.01).The public institution “Krka National Park” will thus implement another strategic project aimed at sustainable development and quality management of visits with EFRD funds, because last year funds were approved for the project. Unknown Krka: hidden treasures of the upper and middle course of the river Krka, aimed at developing the upstream visitor infrastructure.The aim of the project is to increase the attractiveness of NP “Krka” as a tourist attraction, strengthen educational capacities for interactive education and information of visitors, achieve better spatial and temporal distribution of visitors, and overall social, economic and environmental well-being by building infrastructure for receiving and managing and educating visitors. . “In the Krka National Park we have many reasons for satisfaction. One of the most successful years is behind us, and in 2018 we will start one step closer to the award of grants for the second EU project in a year. Since most visitors enter the Park at the entrance Lozovac, the new Visitor Center will provide quality reception, education and spatial and temporal schedule of visitors in order to relieve Skradinski Buk, and timely information about upstream sites in the newly built information and educational infrastructure. On the other hand, JU ‘NP Krka’ will use its own funds to finance the arrangement of a new port in Skradin for eight tourist boats. All this will contribute to reducing crowds, and thus a better experience of the Park and preserving the natural balance, which is our primary task.”, Said the director of the Public Institution” National Park Krka “mr. sc. Krešimir Šakić.The construction and commissioning of the Lozovac entrance complex includes the construction and equipping of the Visitor Center building, which will contain multimedia, presentation, administrative and catering facilities, arranged in four blocks, as well as a sanitary block, and the construction and arrangement of roads, parking lots and pedestrian areas. It will be located in the area of the current buffet and will extend to the existing toilet. The building, whose architectural solution is the work of studios Atmosphere from Zagreb, together with a unique lookout will be a kind of attraction in itself.It remains to wait for the final decision on financing and signing of the Contract, when the Project will be officially presented to the public in detail, after which the Public Institution “Krka National Park” will start preparing the procedure for selecting contractors, given that all necessary permits have been obtained. Sakic.Related news: UNKNOWN KRKA – NEW SUSTAINABLE AND QUALITY PROJECT OF KRKA NATIONAL PARK