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Photovoltaic plant fully installed in Jägersfreude – montanSOLAR GmbH completes tenth project in Saarland

The photovoltaic plant in Saarbrücken-Jägersfreude is the tenth project for montanSOLAR GmbH, Ensdorf /Germany, in Saarland. The first phase of construction of the 2.3 MWp solar power plant on the 8.7 ha site is now complete (Figure 1). And now it has officially commenced operations. The entire plant will be completed in three phases of construction over the coming years and will ...

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New approach to landscape conservation – Aubrac cattle herd introduced in Fürstenhausen

Landschaftsagentur Plus GmbH, Datteln/Germany, has undertaken its first grazing project on behalf of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen and RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH, Essen, in Saarland. An Aubrac herd (Figure 1) has been introduced as part of the remediation of the former Saarland refinery site in Völklingen and the Lydia tip in Quierschied. To counteract the intrusion into nature and the landscape in ...

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Award ceremony for the 2018 Helmuth-Burckhardt Prize

This year, the Helmuth-Burckhardt Prize, awarded by the German Raw Materials and Mining Association (VRB), was presented to young graduate engineer, Felix Heinrich, from Dresden/Germany, (Figure 1). VRB, the professional umbrella association for the German mining industry, awarded the young academic his prize at the general assembly held on 11th October 2018 in Berlin. The Helmuth-Burckhardt prize has been awarded annually ...

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Power-to-X: Flexible storage solutions for integrated energy

Power-to-X technologies (PtX) cross boundaries, transfer energy flexibly and therefore make a sustainable contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and increasing efficiency. The integrated energy storage used for systems, mains and the market also offsets the volatility of renewable energy, thereby reducing costs significantly within the overall system. The extraordinary potential of energy storage solutions, including for integrated energy, is currently ...

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bauma 2019: More exhibitors, more visitors, more opportunities

Six months before the start of the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, bauma, on 8th April 2019, Messe München/Germany can already announce a new record number of exhibitors. More than 3,500 exhibitors from 55 countries will be there – almost 100 more than in 2016 (Figure 1). bauma PLUS allows even more companies to present their products and ...

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Decrease in energy consumption until the middle of the year

Energy consumption in Germany reached 6,771 PJ or 230.9 mt ce by the middle of 2018 (Figure 1), constituting a solid 1 % decrease on the previous year. Following the first three months, growth amounted to more than 5 % on account of the cool weather conditions in February and March. According to preliminary calculations by the German Working Group on Energy ...

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Lignite power stations demonstrate their reliability

“Without the solid contribution made by lignite during this year’s particularly long heat wave and drought, the electricity supply in Germany would have been under serious threat”, explains Helmar Rendez, Chairman of the Board of the German Lignite Industry Association (DEBRIV) in Bergheim, in his provisional appraisal of the energy supply during the summer weather conditions. On account of the ...

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Sensors for automation in mining

The Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) of the RWTH Aachen University is taking over the presidency of the European Rock Extraction Research Group. Abbreviated to EUREG, the group is a network of the RWTH Aachen University, the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, the Clausthal University of Technology and the Montanuniversität Leoben. Its objective is to intensify research in ...

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Geothermal energy and the search for nuclear repository sites in accordance with the German Repository Site Selection Act

Under the title of “Geothermal energy and the search for nuclear repository sites in accordance with the German Repository Site Selection Act”, the 19th Aachen Site Contamination and Mining Subsidence Engineering Colloquium (ABK) was held on 10th July 2018 in the TEMA Pyramid in Aachen/Germany (Figure 1). The conference was organised by the Institute for Mining Surveying, Mining Subsidence Engineering ...

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