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Agora‘s legal report on the transition away from coal is flawed, superficial and solely ideologically motivated

“Flawed, superficial and solely ideologically motivated” is how the DEBRIV association, Berlin/Germany, sees the legal report on the energy transition submitted by the Agora Energiewende thinktank. One particularly problematic aspect of the report is the ease with which Agora skates around constitutionally protected legal positions. In its assessment, DEBRIV lists a number of concrete legal flaws in the report, which ...

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New management team plans greater working hours flexibility for employees

The management team of the Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (IG BCE), Hanover/Germany, reassesses its position following the vote on the managing Executive Committee. In future, the union will turn more of its attention to the challenges of digitalisation. This is reflected in a specific board division, which Francesco Grioli is set to take over. The former Rheinland-Palatinate/Saarland Regional Manager was ...

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Industry 4.0 – a firm commitment to mining is necessary

At their annual conference on 28th September 2017, the Vereinigung Rohstoffe und Bergbau e. V. (VRB), Berlin/Germany, called for politicians to make a firm commitment to domestic raw material extraction. An industrialised society cannot survive without a reliable supply of various raw materials. This is especially pertinent when the economy is strongly oriented towards exports, as is the case with Germany. ...

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Awarding the 2017 Helmuth Burckhardt prize

Der Helmuth Burckhardt-Preis der Vereinigung Rohstoffe und Bergbau (VRB), Berlin, ging in diesem Jahr an den jungen Master of Science (M. Sc.) Kian Will aus Zell (Bild 4). Der Fachspitzenverband des deutschen Bergbaus sprach dem Jungakademiker anlässlich der Mitgliederversammlung am 28. September 2017 in Berlin den Preis zu. Der Burckhardt-Preis wird seit dem Jahr 1971 jährlich für hervorragende Examensleistungen im Rahmen ...

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The best thesis at the conference: THGA student receives the Oskar-Niemczyk prize in Austria

How can the world power itself in the long term? And how can we make sustainable use of raw materials in the future? Experts frequently exchange ideas on these topics at the “Mining, Energy and Raw Materials” conference held by the Deutscher Mark­scheider-Verein (DMV). This year, the conference took place at the Montan­universität Leoben in Austria. Specialists from the TH ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa raw materials study

After intensive topical research and collaborative revision, the mining industry network of EnergieAgentur.NRW (EA), Düsseldorf/Germany, and the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Berlin/Germany,  part of the Federal Institute for Geoscien-ces and Raw Materials (BGR), published a joint study on the raw materials situation and current developments in the raw material sectors of 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Figure 1). Germany ...

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BIOMOre – an alternative mining concept

On 28th September 2017, a press conference took place at the KGHM headquarters in Lubin/Poland to introduce the BIOMOre underground installation, where the novel in-situ bioleaching concept is being tested under realistic conditions. The event was hosted by Katarzyna Rogóż, BIOMOre coordinator, KGHM Polska Miedź, and Paulina Mołodyńska-Glapska, Project Manager of the Research & Development Department at KGHM Polska Miedź. ...

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New international Standard to reduce mining accidents

When an incident does occur in a mine, it can be hard to understand precisely what is happened. Because many factors are at play, a wide range of accidents can occur. A key step in preventing these accidents is to classify them by type and by cause, and that is where ISO 19434 comes in. Developed by the ISO technical ...

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bauma CONEXPO AFRICA: numerous industry leaders on board

The economic comeback of Subsahara and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies that have already signed up for the upcoming bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in South Africa from 13th to ...

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70 years of pumps for coarse fluids – in one word: HMQ

On 21st November 1947, Wilhelm ABEL founded a mining engineering company in Düsseldorf/Germany, specializing in the manufacturing of pumps for the coal mining industry. Since then, ABEL GmbH became a 100 % subsidiary of Hillenbrand Inc. In its headquarters, located today in Büchen/Germany near Hamburg ABEL designs and manufactures a wide range of products comprising membrane, solids handling, high-pressure and marine ...

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