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IG BCE demands future fund for leading European industries

The German industry association for mining, chemistry and energy (IG BCE) in Hanover/Germany has asked policy-makers for a greater commitment to lighthouse industries in Europe. More sources of funding are necessary to drive forward the innovation capabilities of key industries, stated Managing Director of the IG BCE, Michael Vassiliadis, at the energy and industry-political press conference held at the end ...

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Energy consumption in 2016

In 2016, energy consumption in Germany reached 13,383 PJ or 456.7 mtce. This corresponds to an increase of 1.1 % compared to the previous year. In its current report on energy consumption in Germany in 2016, the German Working Group on Energy Balances (AGEB) attributed this increase to the influence of colder weather than the previous year, the leap year day, ...

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Coal power generation under pressure – Fair framework conditions are essential for a successful energy transition

The growth in global coal consumption slowed in 2016. Consumption is currently at approximately 7 bn t, the world market in coal is currently 1.1 bn t, therefore an estimated 1.5 % below the previous year. Sustainable demand in South-East Asia and India will compensate for the decreasing trend in Europe and the United States. In Germany, coal power generation is ...

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E-world energy & water strengthens its position as Europe‘s leading trade fair with record exhibitor numbers of 710 companies and around 25,000 visitors

With new record numbers of visitors and exhibitors, E-world energy & water has reinforced its position as Europe’s leading trade fair for the energy industry: With 710 exhibitors from 30 nations, more companies and countries than ever before presented their solutions for the future of the energy industry at the trade fair, held from 7th to 9th February 2017 at ...

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News from the German Mining Network (GMN)

Australia The German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) has compiled a handbook about important raw materials plans and projects in Australia. The handbook lists supply options and new raw material potential for a total of 15 metals, twelve industry minerals and selected natural and coloured precious stones that are relevant for Germany as an industrial location. The handbook therefore delivers important ...

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RAG wins Corporate Health Award 2016

The eighth annual Corporate Health Awards once again confirmed that the occupational health management (OHM) services offered by RAG Aktiengesellschaft in Herne rank among the best in Germany. Having already won the Excellence certificate last year, RAG was able to improve even further and take first place in the “Energy sector” category. In its assessment, the panel of experts gave ...

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Zero accidents – healthy work practices

RAG Aktiengesellschaft in Herne and the German Employers’ Liability Insurance Association for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie, BG RCI) in Heidelberg are engaged in close collaboration within the scope of implementing the preventive strategy entitled “VISION ZERO. Zero accidents – healthy work practices” (Figure 1). RAG and the BG RCI both firmly believe that ...

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Investment in innovation: Inauguration of the STEAG large battery systems

The large battery systems of STEAG GmbH in Essen/Germany were officially commissioned in mid-November 2016 with two ceremonies in Quierschied-Weiher and Duisburg-Walsum. Together with Minister-President Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Joachim Rumstadt, Chairman of the Executive Board at STEAG, pressed the symbolic red button at the power station in Weiher, Saarland (Figure 1). This means that the three systems in Bexbach, Fenne and ...

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STEAG and Macquarie establish joint investment platform for energy projects in Southeast Asia

STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, and Australian financial services provider Macquarie are strengthening their activities in Southeast Asia. To this end, the two partners established a joint development and investment platform in November 2016 to develop, implement and operate energy projects in Southeast Asia – focusing primarily on Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Clive Turton, the director previously responsible for the ...

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STEAG takes over two incineration plants from Vattenfall

In mid-November 2016, STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, signed a contract to acquire the shares of energy supplier Vattenfall in the Lauta thermal waste treatment facility in Saxony (T.A. Lauta, 74.9 %), as well as the industrial power plant (IKW) in Rüdersdorf near Berlin (100 %). Together, the two plants have a waste incineration capacity of 475,000 t/a. The two parties have agreed not ...

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