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Georg Agricola Technical University backs foundation of a post-mining department in Peru

Peru is one of the richest countries in South America in term of raw materials: It has the world’s largest known copper resources and is one of the largest producers of gold and silver. However, the mining boom does have its drawbacks: Use of obsolete technologies and lacking environmental standards result in immense water consumption and extensive chemical pollution of ...

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1st International Conference “Mining in Europe” attracted more than 300 participants to Aachen

The 1st International Conference “Mining in Europe” took place in Aachen in May 2016. Prof. Bernd Lottermoser as conference chair took the opportunity to focus within the renowned Aachen International Mining Symposia (AIMS conference series) on the new key issue “Mining in Europe”. Having attracted more than 300 participants from 28 countries, the two-day conference was an extraordinary success. The ...

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Mining and raw materials market reconnaissance trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From 6th to 10th June 2016, a German delegation visited the town of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fifteen companies from the mining supply sector took part in this market reconnaissance trip. They were accompanied by representatives from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA – German ...

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Mining trips to Solwezi and ZIMEC in Zambia

A German delegation visit, organised by the Centre of Excellence for Mining and Raw Materials at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) in South Africa and their new office in Zambia, travelled to the town of Solwezi in June 2016. The group, composed of German suppliers in the mining industry, made contact with potential business partners. Solwezi lies in ...

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Analysis: Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry

In recent years, an ongoing drought has caused a severe power crisis in Zambia. The new analysis “Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector” from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn/Germany, in its role as facilitator of the Project Development Programme (PDP) and the consulting company THEnergy, Munich/Germany, shows that the framework ...

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Mining in Brazil offers a variety of opportunities

Brazilian mining is not only an important supply of raw materials for German industry. It also provides German companies with opportunities for investment along the entire value-added chain. This is true not only of collaboration on large-scale projects, but also of projects involving smaller, emerging Brazilian mining companies. However, the country must make a great deal more effort to improve ...

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BDEW

The Executive Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), Berlin/Germany, has re-elected Johannes Kampmann, Technical Director at Städtische Werke Magdeburg, as President. The BDEW Vice Presidents are Jörg Simon, Chairman of the Board of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Christian Meyer-Hammerström, Managing Director at Osterholzer Stadtwerke, Dieter Steinkamp, Chairman of the Board of Rheinenergie AG, and Rolf Martin Schmitz, ...

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BVEG

Martin Bachmann, Member of the Board at Wintershall Holding GmbH, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of the Federal Association of Natural Gas, Crude Oil and Geothermal Energy (BVEG), Hanover, formerly the German Industrial Association of Oil and Gas Producers (WEG), following Gernot Kalkoffen‘s decision to step down.

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EnBW

The Supervisory Board of Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), Karlsruhe/Germany, has elected Lutz Feldmann as its new Chairman, taking over from Claus Dieter Hoffmann.

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ExxonMobil

Florian Barsch, former Managing Director at the production subsidiary ExxonMobil Production GmbH, was appointed the new Chairman of the Board of ExxonMobil Central Europe Holding GmbH (EMCEHG), Hamburg/Germany, on 1st July 2016. His predecessor Gernot Kalkoffen is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

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