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VA Erzberg and EIT RawMaterials launch the Net-Zero Iron Ore Challenge

Researchers and startups are invited to apply for the first VA Erzberg Innovation Challenge. VA Erzberg Net-Zero Iron Ore Challenge seeks solutions in Innovative Siderite Processing & Carbonate Valorization Applications open until 29. September 2024 VA Erzberg, Europe’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, in collaboration with EIT RawMaterials, the leading raw materials innovation and knowledge network, launched the VA Erzberg ...

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STEAG calls for fair remuneration for reserve power plants

In 2022, STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, brought around 2.5 GW of additional power plant capacity back onto the market. Of all the power plant operators, this was the biggest contribution to ensuring security of supply in Germany during the recent energy crisis. These plants are now being withdrawn from the market, but are to remain in the grid reserve. When the ...

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STEAG applies for decommissioning of Herne 4 power plant

Hard coal-fired power generation has been a tradition in Herne/Germany since the 1960s. Back then, the first power plant unit, Herne 1, went into operation. STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, continued this tradition with the commissioning of unit Herne 4 in 1989 – and continues to do so today. The plant, with a net generation capacity of 460 MW, can supply more ...

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Iqony Fernwärme and RWE sign new heat supply contract

Iqony Fernwärme GmbH, Essen/Germany, and RWE AG, Essen/Germany, have extended their existing contract for the supply of heat from RWE’s Essen-Karnap waste-to-energy plant to Iqony’s district heating network. The new contract will run from 1st January 2025 to 31st Decem­ber 2036. The waste-to-energy plant in Essen-Karnap has a heat output of 109 MW. In the past two years, the waste ...

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Reform of Mining Law − EU Critical Raw Materials Act − Transformation

The 5th Colloquium on raw materials, environmental and climate protection (Kolloquium zu Rohstoff-, Umwelt- und Klimaschutzfragen – KRUK) took place online on 22nd January 2024 with Prof. Walter Frenz, Teaching and Research Area of Mining and Environmental Law (BUR) and Prof. Axel Preuße, Institute for Marrow Sheath, Mining Damage Science and Geophysics in Mining (IfM), of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, ...

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Digitalisation, automation, electrification

The industry emphasised its innovative spirit at the 11th colloquium “Conveying Technology in Mining”, which has been held at Clausthal University of Techno­logy, Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Germany, for two decades. The global demand for raw materials is increasing – also due to numerous future technologies. The mining industry is therefore constantly on the lookout for innovations to drive efficiency, safety and sustainability in ...

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VIK concerned about the expected decommissioning of further power generation capacities

The Association of the Industrial Power Industry (VIK), Berlin/Germany, is very concerned about the announced further closures of coal-fired power plant units on a considerable scale. Various power plant units in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lusatia were expected to be shut down at the end of March 2024 when the Replacement Power Plant Provision Act expired. In total, the considerable amount ...

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Engineering and consulting service provider DMT opens up new markets in Latin America

DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen/Germany, part of the TÜV NORD GROUP’s Energy & Resources business unit, has acquired a majority stake in the Brazilian company Saga Consultoria and is bringing the company under the DMT brand umbrella. The engineering and consulting service provider is thus expanding its presence with a location in Belo Horizonte. Since 17th April 2024, customers in ...

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Wolfsberg lithium project gains access to the US capital market with Nasdaq listing of Critical Metals

The merger between European Lithium Ltd. and Sizzle Acquisition Corp. to form the newly founded Critical Metals Corp. has been finalised. Critical Metals began trading on the US technology exchange Nasdaq on 28th February 2024 under the symbol CRML (Figure 1). Critical Metals will advance the construction and commissioning of the lithium mine in Frantschach-St. Gertraud in the Wolfsberg district ...

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STEAG reorganizes management team

Continuity and change go hand in hand at STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany (Figure 1): Andreas Reichel, Chairman of the Board of Management and Labor Relations Director since 2022, will continue to lead the energy company. Nicole Hildebrand and Dieter Dehlke are new members of the Board of Management. This was decided at the first Supervisory Board meeting on 19th January 2024 ...

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