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News In Brief 03_2015

Deutsche Rohstoff AG investing in new raw materials projects around the world – with the main focus on the USA and Australia

In recent months Heidelberg-based Deutsche Rohstoff AG has made a number of new investments in promising natural resource projects. Here the main focus has been in the American oil and gas sector and in copper and gold exploration in Australia. In the USA there are now good entry opportunities, as a number of companies have got into difficulties as a ...

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The Future of Mining in Australia – Workshop in Berlin

The German Federation of international Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB), the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC), the Australian Embassy and the Australian commercial agency Austrade organised a nation-specific workshop on 25 and 26 March 2015 in Berlin that focused on Australia’s mining and resource industries and their future. Commodity prices have been almost in free-fall since the peak ...

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RWTH Aachen awards the Sobbe prizes

In an official ceremony held in the Aachen City Ratskeller the Wilhelm Heinrich Sobbe Foundation prizes for the best final theses in raw materials engineering 2014 were awarded for the third time to the Raw Materials and Waste Disposal Technology Division at RWTH Aachen University. The award for the best Bachelor’s thesis went to Violetta Storoschewich for her work ‘Deep-sea ...

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Robot to be used in research mine for the first time

“We’ve just started researching ways in which mobile robots could be used in mining,” says Prof. Bernhard Jung from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Bergakademie Freiberg – the University of Resources. “After all, the research mine here in Freiberg has been a hub of innovation for mining technology for decades,” he adds. The robot, which will ...

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The BDI calls for an integrated and sustainable raw materials policy

In its paper on raw materials policy in the 21st century, the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin, points out that, as an industrialised country and centre of high technology, Germany is especially reliant on a secure supply of energy resources and non-energy raw materials. In particular, the country can only achieve its climate policy objectives – above all the ...

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