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E-world energy and water sets new records

The 15th E-world energy& water, which was held at Messe Essen, attracted a record number of participants. A total of 640 exhibitors – more than ever before – from 25 countries presented their products and services in the fields of generation, efficiency, trade, transport, storage, smart energy and green technologies. They provided the some 24,000 visitors from 80 countries with ...

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Mild weather leads to marked drop in energy consumption

Last year’s mild weather caused energy consumption in Germany to fall significantly. The Working Group on Energy Balances (AGEB) published its report on energy consumption in 2014, and the findings confirm the forecast made at the end of last year: compared to 2013, overall domestic energy consumption in Germany fell by 4.7 % to 13,077 PJ, or 446.2 million tonnes of ...

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Project for a Rhine-Ruhr district heating network takes shape

The planned link-up of the district heating networks in the Rhine and Ruhr regions should deliver an efficient, innovative and environmentally friendly heat supply, and security of supply for the Ruhr area. The project reached a key milestone on 5 March 2015, when representatives of the participating district heating firms – STEAG Fernwärme GmbH (SFW), Energieversorgung Oberhausen AG (evo) and ...

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25 years of the DMT brand

For 278 years DMT GmbH & Co. KG in Essen and its predecessor organizations have been providing services for the mining industry, for 25 years operating under the brand name DMT. DMT was founded in 1990 to tap into new markets outside of the German coal industry. Today DMT operates as a provider of engineering and technical consulting services for ...

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The future of the NRW mining industry: A new network highlights the way ahead for this sector

Over 100 decision makers and experts from the mining sector came together in Essen on 24 March 2015 for the first meeting held by the new Mining Industry Network. The purpose of this event, “The future of the NRW mining industry”, is aimed at jointly developing economic perspectives following the end of coal mining in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Ministry of ...

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Lignite is still the most important indigenous energy resource

Lignite now accounts for almost 42 % of total indigenous energy production. According to the German Lignite Industry Association (DEBRIV) the fuel extracted in the Rhineland area, in Lausitz, in central Germany and in the Helmstedt district was still the country‘s most important energy resource in 2014. This was followed by renewables, with a share of some 37 %, while oil, gas ...

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Planning approval procedure for the Siegfried-Giesen reserve mine

The Lower Saxony Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG) has received application documents from K+S KALI GmbH for a planning approval procedure in connection with the possible resumption of potash extraction and production at the company’s Siegfried-Giesen reserve mine near Hildesheim. In submitting the about 90 document files to Andreas Sikorski, Director of the LBEG, the Chief Executive of ...

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The Saar mine water drainage concept: RAG submits planning notification to the mining authorities

On 4 March 2015 RAG submitted to the mining authorities a planning notification for the proposed increase in the mine water level in the Reden and Duhamel catchment areas. This marked the start of the approval procedure for phase I of the Saar Mine Water Drainage Concept. This provides for shutting down the Reden pumps and allowing the mine water ...

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‚Green heat‘ for Heidenau

Environment-friendly community heating from the nearby STEAG New Energies biomass-fuelled thermal power station, which has already been supplying heat to the Mügeln district of Heidenau, is to be extended to include Heidenau South and the existing circuit is being enlarged for this purpose. By the end of 2015 some 4,500 households will be connected into the supply system. The project ...

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New storage project at STEAG’s Lünen power plant

The expansion of energy storage technology is a key factor for the success of the energy transition process. In early January 2015 Dr Wolfgang Benesch, Head of Research and Development at STEAG GmbH, presented a new research project with STEAG involvement: the development team at STEAG’s Lünen power plant is to work with international partners on the further development of ...

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