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Turning waste into green fuel

In Zella-Mehlis in southern Thuringia, the regional “Zweckverband für Abfallwirtschaft Südwestthüringen” (ZASt) operates a waste recycling plant. By the end of 2023, a production plant for synthetic methanol will be built at that site, funded by the state of Thuringia. In a demanding two-stage, Europe-wide tendering process, STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, together with the planning and engineering company Dr. Born – Dr. Ermel ...

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STEAG ensures secure energy

STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is reacting to the tense situation on the energy markets and is postponing the planned conversion of the Herne 4 hard coal fired power plant unit (Figure 1), prospectively until spring 2023. Until then, the plant will remain on the grid and thus make a contribution to ensuring price stability and security of supply, especially beyond the ...

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STEAG subsidiary develops further solar farm in Italy

In Montecchio Emilia in northern Italy, STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS), Würzburg/Germany, is planning and constructing a further solar farm on the site of a former quarry for the investor KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co KG (Figure 1). The plant will be completed in the coming months and will have a capacity of 17 MWp. This means that ...

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SENS implementing PV project in the UK

STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS), Würzburg/Germany, a subsidiary of Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH and a specialist for photovoltaic (PV) projects, will be building a solar farm with output of 50 MWp in the eastern English county of Norfolk in the months ahead (Figure 1). The permission to build the facility on previously agricultural farmland near the town of King’s ...

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820 m conveyor belt in the WESTKALK quarry replaced

This year’s winter repairs in the WESTKALK Vereinigte Warsteiner Kalksteinindustrie GmbH & Co. KG in Warstein and Kallenhardt, both Germany, were concluded with the replacement of a more than 820 m long rubber conveyor belt in the Kallenhardt works (Figure 1). The replacement had become necessary after seven years because the belt hat worn severely over the years. During this ...

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RopeCon® Booysendal North enters into operation

A RopeCon® system has been transporting platinum ore in Booysendal since the end of 2018. In December 2021, the second installation, Booysendal North, was handed over to the customer. For this extension project at its Booysendal site, the South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, once again relied on technology from Doppelmayr. This ...

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Bulk material back in focus – BEUMER Group at the SOLIDS Dortmund 2022

SOLIDS, which will take place on 22 and 23 June in Dortmund, is the most important trade fair for granulate, powder and bulk material technologies. BEUMER Group will be in attendance at SOLIDS in hall 7 at booth U09. The system provider will present solutions for conveying, loading, palletising and packaging various bulk materials for the cement, building materials and ...

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Managing and disposing of processing waste safely and effectively

Implementing a Dry Stack Tailings (DST) solution provides a safe and sustainable alternative to the storage of tailings in impoundments. The recent commissioning of a Dry Stack Tailings (DST) system supplied by TAKRAF to a Brazilian mine highlights the advanced expertise and unique positioning of the company to offer a complete end-to-end solution for safe and environmentally friendly mine waste ...

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Next step towards “green” pits

In India, a giant in mining and quarrying is setting a good example: Hindustan Zinc Limited, India’s only and the world’s second-largest integrated zinc-lead-silver producer is increasingly electrifying its vehicle fleet. It is the first company in the country to take delivery of a Tembo 4×4 ELV, a light duty full electric vehicle (Figure 1). The integration of EV into ...

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Sandvik partners with Boliden on 3D printing trial

Additive manufacturing of parts looks set to upend the supply of components globally. A small-scale trial of 3D manufactured parts is helping Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions and leading mining company Boliden explore the potential. Sweden has a long and noble history of mining, with evidence of human activity dating back to prehistoric times. But old does not mean primitive, ...

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