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Internationally renowned Research Center of Post-Mining set to move to Herne

The City of Herne, the RAG-Stiftung, -Essen, and the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum, announced their ideas and plans for THGA’s Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) on 16th April 2021 (Figure 1). The three partners are aiming to establish the internationally renowned scientific institution in Herne. To support this endeavour, a funding application has been submitted to secure funds ...

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STEAG registers Völklingen Model Power Plant for provisional closure

The Energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, notified on 30th March 2021 the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) of the provisional closure of the Völklingen Model Power Plant (MKV) unit in the Saarland (Figure 1). This announcement on the transparency platform of the EEX energy exchange is required by law and was made immediately after the decision was taken by the management. ...

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Herne’s energy future takes shape

At STEAG GmbH’s long-established power plant site in Herne/Germany, construction is currently in progress on a state-of-the-art combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant, which is to replace the hard coal fired unit previously operated there in the course of the coming year (Figure 1). The new Herne CCGT plant, which STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is to operate together with its ...

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STEAG intensifies transformation process

The Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH (Figure 1) is consistently pushing ahead with its reorientation towards growth areas beyond its previous core business. To this end, the supervisory board of STEAG has appointed Carsten König as a new member of the management board. As Chief Transformation Officer, he will continue to drive forward the realignment process that has been successful ...

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Reports on Post-Mining – scientific series from the Research Center of Post-Mining now available online

The Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum/Germany, has a broad field of focus. When it was established in October 2015, research focused initially on the perpetual tasks of the German coal mining industry: long-term mine water management, the management of polder areas and groundwater purification on former mine sites. In May 2019, the ...

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Report on energy consumption 2020

In 2020, energy consumption in Germany fell 8.0 % compared with the previous year and reached a total volume of 11,784 PJ or 402.1 Mtce (Figure 1). As mentioned by the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen) in its annual report, the slightly milder weather compared with the previous year had only a minor impact (-0.6 %) on the considerable decline in consumption. ...

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Competence in the right place

Since the beginning of this year, Alexander Tigges has been head of sales at the Center of Competence (CoC) for Conveying & Loading Systems (CL Systems) at BEUMER Group, Beckum/Germany. The mechanical engineer can draw on many years of experience in international plant design. Before joining BEUMER, he was, among other things, product manager and sales manager for large-scale plants ...

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New professor at WH Gelsenkirchen

The Westphalian University (WH) of Gelsenkirchen/Germany has appointed Daniela Gutberlet professor for the field of Environmental Technology and Logistics in the Mechanical Engineering, Environmental and Building Technology Department. Gutberlet, who previously worked in the Mining Engineering business segment of the DMT Group, Essen/Germany, started at the beginning of the summer semester 2021. (WH Gelsenkirchen/Si.)

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VIK: Carbon leakage ordinance not enough to relieve burden on industry

The German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers (VIK), Berlin/Germany, welcomes the agreement reached within the German government on the Carbon Leakage Ordinance. However, despite the improvements made compared to the draft bill, a number of key points remain unsatisfactory for the industry. The list of eligible sectors, i. e., excludes key companies and the amount expected in return reduces the financial ...

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Discover stones and nature in harmony

Just a stone’s throw from the limestone quarry in Kallenhardt, there is now a new geocaching location. The search leads to a lookout point with a stunning panoramic view. At an existing information board, the “cachers” – and, of course, also walkers who are not hunting for the cache – can learn about the nature in front of them. The ...

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