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Saxony develops new resource technologies for Rare Earth Elements

Since June 2015, a consortium of German companies and science institutes with international cooperation partners, led by the G.U.B. Ingenieur AG, Dresden/Germany, works on the development of new mining technologies for Rare Earth Elements (REE), which are among the most critical technology metals for high-tech industries. Scientists and engineers from Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt develop in the project “Rare Earth Metallurgy ...

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Framework agreement for the early use of open-pit mining lakes strengthens local authorities and water tourism

The Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport and the Lausitz and Central-German Mining Administration Company (LMBV), Senftenberg, signed a “Framework Agreement for the Intermediate Use of Lakes in Saxony” on 18th June 2015. This agreement defines the terms and conditions for the use of open-pit mining lakes for tourism purposes before their final completion. “The renovation of ...

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STEAG’s expertise reduce India’s CO2 emissions by 1.6 million tonnes per year

A programme set up on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Indian Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has resulted in annual CO2 savings of 1.6 million tonnes (which corresponds to around 1.2 million tonnes of Indian coal or a complete train with over 50 carriages full ...

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Voith has taken over Parts of Conveying Equipment Specialist Hese

Voith has taken over parts of conveying equipment specialist Hese, headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Hese‘s current factory site in Gelsenkirchen is not part of the takeover. On 12th November 2014, the company filed for insolvency. The areas that have been taken over are to be incorporated into the Mining & Metals division of group division Voith Turbo. Hese is known ...

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China: Coal Production falls by approximately 2.5% in 2014 compared with 2013

Coal production in China, the world‘s largest producer and consumer of fossil fuels, fell by approximately 2.5 % in 2014 compared with the previous year; the first year to experience an actual decline in production since 2000. The information comes from Jiang Zhimin, Vice Director of the China National Coal Association (CNCA) and was disclosed to EnergieAgentur.NRW at a meeting following ...

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The 9th Saxon Raw Materials Day: “The Future of Coal Mining in Germany”

The 9th Saxon Raw Materials Day took place on 29th April 2015 in the Taschenbergpalais, Dresden, and focussed on „The future of coal mining in Germany“. Presentations and discussions focussed on the general legal and administrative conditions, the geological and technological challenges and issues of acceptance in the current and future German coal mining industry. The conference made the need ...

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The Mining Forum successfully establishes itself as a Platform for exchanging Ideas

The 13th Mining Forum took place on 18th and 19th June 2015 in the Kongress Palais, Kassel. Almost 250 specialists and decision-makers from the coal mining, raw materials and energy sectors gathered together to discuss current issues in industry and research. Presentations on a mixture of classical and pioneering subjects, given by international speakers proved, as did the exhibition, that ...

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We are Investing in the Future

On the occasion of its annual review for the press on 2nd June 2015, the Board of Executives of the RAG-Stiftung drew on the most important highlights of the first half of their current term in office, presented the key points of the 2014 financial year and explained the targets for the current year. Since the current Board of Executives ...

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Deutsche Rohstoff AG investing in new raw materials projects around the world – with the main focus on the USA and Australia

In recent months Heidelberg-based Deutsche Rohstoff AG has made a number of new investments in promising natural resource projects. Here the main focus has been in the American oil and gas sector and in copper and gold exploration in Australia. In the USA there are now good entry opportunities, as a number of companies have got into difficulties as a ...

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The Future of Mining in Australia – Workshop in Berlin

The German Federation of international Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB), the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC), the Australian Embassy and the Australian commercial agency Austrade organised a nation-specific workshop on 25 and 26 March 2015 in Berlin that focused on Australia’s mining and resource industries and their future. Commodity prices have been almost in free-fall since the peak ...

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