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Living Labs for the Energy Transition: Partner network tests new battery technology

The German government has set itself the goal of rapidly expanding its renewable energies as part of the energy transition. Sun and wind, however, are subject to fluctuations in relation to the weather, and are not geared towards demand and market requirements. To offset these fluctuations and guarantee that the power supply can meet demands, high-performance energy-storage systems will be ...

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STEAG strengthens position in growth market for renewable energy

The energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is strengthening its position in the international growth market for renewable energy. On 1st July 2019, group subsidiary STEAG Energy Services GmbH (SES) acquired GILDEMEISTER energy solutions of DMG MORI, based in Bielefeld/Germany. The machine tool manufacturer DMG MORI entered the market for solar technology in 2007. Both parties have agreed not to disclose ...

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The fourth largest national economy in the world needs a secure, competitive energy supply

German lignite will continue to make an important contribution to maintaining a secure, economical and sustainable energy supply, the chair of the board of German Lignite Association (DEBRIV), Helmar Rendez, explained at this year’s lignite convention in Cologne/Germany. The German lignite industry calls for planning security and political reliability up to the end date for coal use proposed by the ...

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AIMS 2019 Conference fostered international exchange on “Mines of the Future” in Aachen

The Second International Conference “Mines of the Future” took place in Aachen/Germany in June 2019. Due to the great interest in the topic „Mines of the Future“, Prof. Bernd Lottermoser, conference chair of the renowned AIMS conference series, deepened the theme. Having attracted more than 180 participants from 29 countries, from 20 different universities and 74 companies the two-day conference ...

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Drone flight in the quarry

Fourteen budding engineers for raw material extraction from the TH Georg Agricola University in Bochum/Germany visited WESTKALK’s Kallenhardt plant on a study trip (Figure 1). They were accompanied on their excursion by a drone, which documented the university group’s activities with a photo flight. Nowadays, drones are used for surveying, which is required in quarries for their annual mass calculation, ...

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MiningForum 2019 – Over 300 mining experts at meeting in Berlin

On 27th and 28th June 2019, the MiningForum brought together in Berlin/Germany international experts from industry and science for an exchange of ideas on current topics and trends. The wide range of topics covered all the major trends in the sector: digitalisation, automation, sustainability and post-mining. The keynote speakers examined specific issues in mining, such as Leonhard Weixler, Chairman of ...

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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Neipp has died

Supervisory Board, Board of Management, Works Council and employees of RAG Aktiengesellschaft and the Gesamtverband Steinkohle e. V. (GVSt, German Coal Association) are in mourning for Prof. Dr. Gerhard Neipp. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Chairman of the Board of RAG, and also a member of the Board of the German Coal Association (GVSt), of which he was President ...

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Jury of „Förderturm der Ideen“ school competition nominates finalists in the Ruhr and picks winners in Ibbenbüren

Twelve teams from the Ruhr valley area are delighted to be nominated for the final round of the second edition of the successful school competition “Förderturm der Ideen” (winding tower for ideas). They impressed with their suggestions for how to reshape their environment and their ideas for improving community cohesion. The competition jury (Figure 1), headed up by Bärbel Bergerhoff-Wodopia, ...

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A data haven in perpetuity

Perpetuity starts at the former Pluto mine in Herne-Wanne/Germany. All the elements that are needed to manage and control post-mining tasks converge at the new control room of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany (Figure 1). The company is thus ensuring that its water-related processes run smoothly – for the protection of people and the environment. Monitoring staff man the new control room ...

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