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News in Brief 04_2023

RAG-Stiftung demonstrates robustness and resilience in challenging times

The year 2022, which was marked by the ongoing consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and additionally by the war in Ukraine, went well for the RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, in spite of all the challenges. The Board of Executives of the RAG-Stiftung (Figure 1) published the figures for financial year 2022 and gave an outlook for the current year at its annual ...

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Climate-neutral by 2040

The STEAG Group, Essen/Germany, which since the beginning of the year has been divided into two separately operating companies, Iqony GmbH and STEAG Power GmbH, has presented its current Group sustainability report. In it, the energy company documents its commitment and guidelines in the areas of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). Under the keyword “ESG”, a comprehensive set of ...

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“We are there when we are needed”

“The Federal Government’s strategy on the subject of the energy transition overestimates the willingness to invest in new gas-fired power plants on the one hand and the technical possibilities of being able to convert hydrogen into electricity at 100 % on the other. Moreover, green hydrogen will not be available in the required quantities for the foreseeable future.” This is ...

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Südharz Kali starts the permitting process

The approval process for a potash plant in northern Thuringia has been initiated by the junior mining company Südharz Kali GmbH, Erfurt/Germany. A so-called scoping document for the subsequent spatial planning procedure has been submitted to the Thuringian State Administration Office (Thüringer Landesverwaltungsamt – TLVwA). It outlines two different development paths with various options. On the one hand, the project ...

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European Lithium acquires three further exploration projects in Austria

European Lithium, West Leederville/Australia, is expanding its portfolio in Austria: The Wolfsberg lithium project in Carinthia, which is already well advanced, will be joined by three further exploration projects in Styria (Figure 1). The company is thus taking into account the increasing demand for lithium in the coming years. European Lithium has signed a binding contract with the Canadian company ...

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Competence and capacities in deep geothermal energy: DMT GROUP sets up as general contractor

The DMT GROUP, Essen/Germany, a globally active company for engineering services and consulting of the TÜV NORD GROUP, is repositioning itself along the entire value chain and, as a general contractor for deep geothermal energy, accompanies customers from the idea to the finished heating plant and the first kilowatt hour of heat generated. When planning projects and developing potential sites for ...

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