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Successful start to the education project “Participation through Education 4.0”

Helping disadvantaged young people on their journey into professional life: This is the objective of the new education project “Participation through Education 4.0” (PaduA) in Saarland. It should bring young people to an apprenticeship and accompany them to successful completion. The programme is also aimed at young people with a migrant background. The project got off to a promising start ...

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Planning notification submitted for the approval procedure in the Ruhr subject to an EIA

On 30th September 2020, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, submitted the planning notification for the drainage and discharge of mine water in the Ruhr at the three central water pumping sites Robert Müser, Friedlicher Nachbar and Heinrich (Figure 1) to the Mining Authorities of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. After the planning notification for the Haus Aden site and thus for the ...

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STEAG realigns itself

STEAG GmbH (Figure 1), Essen/Germany, is pushing ahead with refocusing its business and realigning its organization. With change well under way in the energy sector and the politically and socially desired decarbonization in particular of energy generation and industry, this process of transformation is gaining impetus. The energy company has long been operating successfully in growth areas beyond its previous core ...

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Congratulations, STEAG Fernwärme!

STEAG Fernwärme GmbH, Essen/Germany, looks back on the beginnings of its entrepreneurial activity. What started with the commissioning of the heating plant at Schederhofstrasse in Essen on 20th October 1960, has today developed into a real success story in and for the Ruhr area. Today, STEAG Fernwärme, a subsidiary of the Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH, is the largest company ...

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Fourth raw materials report of the state of Baden-Württemberg – Extraction and protection of mineral resources

Baden-Württemberg is rich in mineral resources. In almost 500 extraction locations around 96 M t of mineral resources such as limestone, gravel and sand, gypsum, rock salt, as well as numerous other raw materials, were mined in 2017 and primarily used for the supply of the domestic construction industry. The State Office for Geology, Raw Materials and Mining (LGRB), Freiburg ...

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Farewell miners!

We will have to get used to it. The traditional German miners’ greeting “Glückauf!” will soon be a thing of the past. Mining production will be fully automated in the near future: virtual construction site plans and start-ups, automated work processes, machine-to-machine communications, augmented reality and virtual reality. Digitisation and automation should make our working life easier, make it easier ...

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First anniversary: Research Centre of Post-Mining of the THGA turns five – and is becoming increasingly complex

The history of mining is long – but the history of post-mining will be much longer. For five years now the Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA) in Bochum/Germany has been attending to the issues that emerge as mining activity ceases. As the world’s first institution, it takes a comprehensive look at the post-mining ...

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Sigfox Glückauf: RAG AG digitises mining shafts via 0G network

RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, started to digitise abandoned surface openings, shafts and mining galleries of the coal mining sector via the Sigfox-0G network. There are around 60,000 in North Rhine-Westphalia alone. The aim of this IoT connection is the continuous monitoring of changes in real time in order to increase protection against sinkholes and reduce the effort of on-site inspections. The ...

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Book review: Dekorrelative Gravimetrie

Apart from a complete formulation of the necessary geoscientific framework, this book focuses on the geoscientific context of issues and problems that occur in gravitative exploration (Figure 1). In addition, an insight into the current status of the research is provided, by reducing gravimetry to calculable (decorrelated) models. The various unsolved questions and problems of gravimetry should be made known ...

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Modern coal-fired power stations are facing losses that could potentially run into billions

The decision to phase out fossil fuels has already been taken. The intention behind Germany’s Coal-Fired Power Generation Termination Act (KVBG) is to resolve a social conflict, while also guaranteeing planning reliability for everyone involved. However, the legislation is not catering to this aspiration in full. In particular operators of young, modern coal-fired power stations are currently uncertain as to ...

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