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New professor at WH Gelsenkirchen

The Westphalian University (WH) of Gelsenkirchen/Germany has appointed Daniela Gutberlet professor for the field of Environmental Technology and Logistics in the Mechanical Engineering, Environmental and Building Technology Department. Gutberlet, who previously worked in the Mining Engineering business segment of the DMT Group, Essen/Germany, started at the beginning of the summer semester 2021. (WH Gelsenkirchen/Si.)

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VIK: Carbon leakage ordinance not enough to relieve burden on industry

The German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers (VIK), Berlin/Germany, welcomes the agreement reached within the German government on the Carbon Leakage Ordinance. However, despite the improvements made compared to the draft bill, a number of key points remain unsatisfactory for the industry. The list of eligible sectors, i. e., excludes key companies and the amount expected in return reduces the financial ...

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Discover stones and nature in harmony

Just a stone’s throw from the limestone quarry in Kallenhardt, there is now a new geocaching location. The search leads to a lookout point with a stunning panoramic view. At an existing information board, the “cachers” – and, of course, also walkers who are not hunting for the cache – can learn about the nature in front of them. The ...

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“Studienkompass” support programme now also in the Ruhr region for the first time thanks to support from the RAG-Stiftung

Homeschooling, limited or digital classes, fear of losing the connection – the current situation brought about by the corona pandemic causes considerable uncertainties for many young people. Against the background of the current challenges students are now also finding it particularly difficult to make plans for the period after the high school graduation on time. This is precisely where the ...

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RAG in 2020: Challenges accepted

It’s been two years since the last mines in North Rhine-Westphalia have been closed. On 21st December 2018 RAG miner handed over the last coal from the Prosper-Haniel mine in Bottrop/Germany, to Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Today RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, has met all conditions to finally bid farewell to the underground world (Figure 1). “All of this in difficult times – ...

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STEAG registers two power plants in the Saarland for final closure

The energy company STEAG GmbH, -Essen/Germany, notified on 2nd February 2021 the Federal Network Agency of its plan to permanently shut down its two power plant units Weiher 3 and Bexbach in the Saarland (Figure 1). The statutory publication on the transparency platform took place promptly following the notification. Previously, both units had only been registered for temporary shutdown. The ...

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New Managing Director for STEAG Fernwärme

With effect from 1st January 2021, industrial engineer Matthias Ohl (Figure 1) has taken up the post of Technical Director at STEAG Fernwärme GmbH, an Essen-based subsidiary of the energy company STEAG GmbH. “STEAG Fernwärme is remarkably customer-focused. That provides an ideal breeding ground for new business models,” Ohl remarks in explaining what motivated him to take on a new ...

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Crucea wind farm gets a new owner

Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH sells its Romanian Crucea onshore wind farm (Figure 1) to the Romanian renewable energy producer Hidroelectrica. This has to be seen in context with STEAG’s strategic self-realignment which in reference to the company’s activities on the wind sector sees concentration on project development and providing operational services with the French wind energy market especially in ...

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Research Center of Post-Mining of the THGA examines microshocks in former mining areas

Our underground is on the move. However, the shocks are often so small and spatially restricted that they are only detectable for very sensitive sensors. Even where mining was once conducted and people interfered with the natural geology and deposits, it may subsequently cause microseismic shocks. Paloma Primo, scientist at the Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg ...

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Following the coal trail

Construction sites, closures, narrowed lanes: Since the end of March 2020 the patience of drivers who use the Dortmund/Witten motorway junction is being tested. But the remediation work on the A44 is urgently required, says Cedric Kamgaing Kamdom: “ Most recently we detected and backfilled a hollow space, which was around 10 m high and 3 m wide – roughly as ...

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