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Green hydrogen for green steel made in Duisburg – STEAG and thyssenkrupp are planning joint hydrogen project

Energy company STEAG GmbH,Essen/Germany, steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Duisburg/Germany and electrolysis technology specialist thyssen-krupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers GmbH, Dortmund/Germany, are working on a joint feasibility study. The study deals with the construction of a water electrolysis plant at the STEAG site in Duisburg-Walsum by thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, the structuring of energy supply and operation of the electrolysis ...

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The sun rises in the east

With immediate effect STEAG Solar Energy Solutions, Würzburg/Germany, a subsidiary of the energy company STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is cooperating in a new joint venture with the LSG Group from Vienna/Austria. The long-standing partners and PV experts will in future be known to customers as SENS LSG. Together their focus will be on the photovoltaics markets of Eastern Europe. Never change ...

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Energy consumption drops to historic low

In 2020 energy consumption in Germany fell 8.7 % compared with the previous year and reached an historic low at 11,691 PJ or 398.8 Mtce (Figure 1). Compared to 2006, the year with the previously highest energy consumption in Germany since the reunification, the decline is around 21 %, reports the German Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen). As a result ...

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IWiM launches International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme 2021 with the support of Rio Tinto, Newmont Corp., New Gold, SRK Consulting and Centerra Gold

International Women in Mining (IWiM), Polegate/UK, a leading global women’s organisation focused on pursuing gender equality in the mining sector, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme (IWRMP), in collaboration with Metisphere. IWRMP is an annual cross-company initiative established to actively empower women in the mining sector by providing mentees with opportunities ...

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Mining is essential for climate change

The mining equipment industry in Germany anticipates a decline in sales for 2020 of around 10 to 15 %. However, the industry is optimistic about the future because only state-of-the-art mining technology will be able to ensure the raw materials required for climate protection and digitisation. The importance of the mining industry in this context and also the machine manufacturers is ...

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National emissions trading: VIK does not believe carbon leakage protection is guaranteed for companies

The VIK (German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers), Berlin/Germany, has criticised the deferral of the so-called Carbon Leakage Regulation. The regulation is part of the introduction of the national CO2 price by the Fuel Emissions Trading Act (BEHG). In contrast to the regulation, the new carbon price in Germany is effective as of 1st January 2021. VIK Managing Director Christian ...

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Historic machine hall Pattberg turned into office building

Since 2005 the Maas Group has had its registered office on the grounds of the Pattberg colliery of the former Rhineland mine in Moers/Germany. The group has been involved in the mining industry for 110 years and currently employs 450 staff in the business units Construction (structural engineering, civil engineering, steel construction/hydraulic engineering and track construction), Industrial Services including Recycling, ...

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High Performance Mining Conference 2020: Significant changes in the mining industry

The Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) of the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, together with the VDMA Mining, organised the 2nd International High Performance Mining Conference from 16th to 19th November 2020. The event took place online for the first time due to the corona pandemic (Figure 1). The 196 participants, who connected via a Whova platform, exchanged information and ...

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News from the German Mining Network (GMN)

Australia While Australia’s economy was badly hit by the Covid-19 crisis overall, the mining sector, which over the past year incl. supplier sector contributed approximately 15 % to Australia’s gross domestic product, performed quite well. There are many possible reasons. On the one hand, mining was defined as an “essential sector” at the beginning of the crisis due to its great ...

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New Labor Director at RWE Power

At its meeting on 17th December 2020, the Supervisory Board of RWE Power AG, Essen/Germany, appointed Kemo Raza­nica with effect from 1st February 2021 as RWE Power AG’s HR Director and Labor Director for a period of three years. He took over the position from Ralf Giesen, who left the company on 31st January 2021. (RWE/Si.)

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