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Lignite supports power supply transformation

“We want to work together with people from the world of politics, science and trade unions to ensure that the general conditions allow domestic lignite to continue to play its part in the supply reliability and affordability of electricity within the scope of the planned conversion of the German power supply,” explains Chairman of the Board of the German Lignite ...

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Coal power stations are more environmentally friendly as a backup for the energy transition than open gas turbines

In order to ensure the reliable supply of power in Germany during the energy transition and to compensate for fluctuations in renewable energies, the flexibility of thermal power stations will become extremely important in future, particularly in partial load operation. Coal power stations are already predominantly used to compensate for fluctuating renewable energies on account of their flexibility. A study ...

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European coal association on the Road from Paris

Executives from the European coal industry met in June at the annual meeting of the European Association for Coal and Lignite (EURACOAL) to discuss the industry’s strategic direction against the backdrop of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement of December 2015 and the EU’s related commitment to a 40 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Prior to the meeting, EURACOAL President, ...

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Coal Industry Advisory Board published his report „The Role of Coal for Energy Security in World Regions”

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication of the report “The Role of Coal for Energy Security in World Regions” by the Coal Industry Advisory Board to the International Energy Agency (CIAB) on the role of coal in energy security. Significant findings from the report include: Coal is widely used across countries and regions to ensure the security ...

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Sustainable coal production in Colombia: TH experts committed to exchange of knowledge

Accounting for 18 % of electricity production, coal is one of the most important sources of energy in Germany. The lion’s share of the coal used comes from abroad, with around 16 % from Colombia. This makes the South American country the third largest supplier after Russia and the USA. As a result of ecological crimes and the violation of human rights, ...

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DMT to assist in deposit evaluation in Kazakhstan

At this year’s MINEX Central Asia fair, held in Kazakhstan in April, the German mining consulting company DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen/Germany, sealed a cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan’s national geological exploration company Kazgeology. The aim of the collaboration is to develop the evaluation of mineral deposits in Kazakhstan to recognised international standards. Kazakhstan plans to evaluate its deposits in ...

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Expomin 2016: German technology for optimising processes and increasing productivity in Chilean mining

More than 50 German companies presented their products in the German Pavilion at Expomin, the largest Chilean mining trade fair, from 25th to 29th April 2016 in Santiago. Chilean Mining Minister Aurora Williams visited the German Pavilion during the opening activities (Figure 1). The competitive advantages of German products, particularly in terms of their alignment with high productivity and innovative ...

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The “Mr. Clean” of conveyor technology

With the proven H-type pre-cleaner (Figure 1), the FLEXCO Europe GmbH range includes a solution which enables users to significantly increase the productivity of their conveyor systems. The innovative solution can be used, e. g., in coal and iron ore mining. Fitted with 200 mm long, individually mounted cleaning blades, the H-type always rests against the belt in an optimum manner, thus ...

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STEAG takes over operations management in Brazil

On 1st February 2016, STEAG Energy Services do Brasil Ltd. (SESBR) took over responsibility for managing the operation of a gas treatment plant owned by Parnaiba Gas Natural S.A. (PGN). The Brazilian STEAG subsidiary was awarded this contract at the end of last year. Ulrich Sigel, Member of the Board of STEAG Energies Services GmbH, explained that his company’s operations ...

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Coal-fired power plants are the only means for generating a reliable and affordable power supply

On 15th January 2016, the VDKi (German Coal Importer Association) in Hamburg welcomed a high-profile guest to its New Year’s Reception. The President of the IG BCE (German Industrial Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy), Michael Vassiliadis, delivered his keynote speech in front of an audience of around 170 members and guests. He considers the latest fossil-fuel phase-out proposals from ...

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