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Iqony’s hydrogen project in Völklingen-Fenne in Saarland, classified as Important Project of Common European Interest

HydroHub Fenne (Figure 1), an electrolysis project for the production of green, i. e. climate-neutral, hydrogen in Völklingen-Fenne in Saarland/Germany has been classified by the EU as an “Important Project of Common European Interest” (IPCEI). This decision means that the EU approval required under German state aid law has now been granted so that the project can be funded by the ...

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WaterSense: New THGA project aims to improve the blue-green infrastructure in the Ruhr region

Water and green spaces not only improve the urban climate, they also offer people in the Ruhr metropolis recreation on their doorstep. Against this backdrop, an intact blue-green infrastructure is becoming increasingly important. In a new project entitled “WaterSense”, the Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum/Germany, is investigating how water management in the ...

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Ulrich Paschedag bids farewell to retirement

Ulrich Paschedag (Figure 1) retired from the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum/Germany, at the end of February 2024. He studied mining engineering at the RWTH Aachen University where he achieved his diploma. He then decided to join the central institution for research and development in the hard coal industry, Bergbau-Forschung (today DMT) in Essen, working at the Institute for ...

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Hard Coal: Guardian angel of energy supply

The year 2023 demanded a lot from the German economy and the energy sector. It was not a good year! Economic output and industrial production fell. Germany hit the headlines as the “sick man of Europe”. With the shutdown of the last nuclear power plants, Germany went from being a net exporter to a net importer of electricity for the ...

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Kick-off for ground-breaking research project to develop a climate-neutral drive concept for specialist foundation equipment based on a fuel cell system

On 16th October 2023, the headquarter of BAUER Maschinen GmbH in Schrobenhausen/Germany, hosted the kick-off event for a research project with the potential to catapult the carbon footprint of specialist foundation equipment to a whole new level. The goal: climate-neutral operation based on a fuel cell system. The consortium partners are BAUER Maschinen GmbH along with the Professorship for Fluid ...

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GFZ and DMT GROUP agree on cooperation for geoenergy research

DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen/Germany, part of the Energy & Resources business unit of TÜV NORD GROUP, and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany’s national centre for research into the solid earth, have joined forces to research geo-energy. The GFZ is solving key problems of technology development in geothermal energy systems as part of ...

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Mineral resource estimate increased by 445 %

Zinnwald Lithium GmbH, Freiberg/Germany, has announced the new results of the drilling campaign in the Altenberg-Zinnwald area and published them in a press release on the London Stock Exchange. The results show that the deposit is several times more productive than previously assumed. “Due to the immense amount of data from the extensive 2023 drilling campaign, the evaluation took a ...

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My life 150 years ago – a photo project by the Niederberg Comprehensive School

How did young people live at the time of the industrial revolution on the Lower Rhine, at the interface between rural life and the advent of industrialisation? What moved people above and below ground? In a photo project in cooperation with the Neukirchen-Vluyn Museum, the training tunnel of the former Friedrich-Heinrich mine in Kamp-Lintfort, the Winkelshof in Neukirchen, the miner’s ...

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Review Atomrecht – Atomgesetz und Ausstiegsgesetze

Frenz (ed.): Atomrecht – Atomgesetz und Ausstiegsgesetze, 2nd edition, 810 p., Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, ISBN 978-3-7560-0339-6, 169 €. The nuclear phase-out was completed in Germany on 15th April 2023 with the shutdown of the last nuclear power plant. In the course of the phase-out process, nuclear law has changed from a right to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy to ...

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bauma Innovation Award – Kick-off 2 May 2024

On the occasion of bauma 2025, the leading associations of the German construction and construction equipment industry will present the bauma Innovation Award for the fourteenth time together with Messe München. Innovations that have been presented to the public since 2022 or have not yet been published are eligible. The deadline for entries starts on 2 May 2024 and ends ...

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