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Turning waste into green fuel

In Zella-Mehlis in southern Thuringia, the regional “Zweckverband für Abfallwirtschaft Südwestthüringen” (ZASt) operates a waste recycling plant. By the end of 2023, a production plant for synthetic methanol will be built at that site, funded by the state of Thuringia. In a demanding two-stage, Europe-wide tendering process, STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, together with the planning and engineering company Dr. Born – Dr. Ermel ...

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STEAG ensures secure energy

STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, is reacting to the tense situation on the energy markets and is postponing the planned conversion of the Herne 4 hard coal fired power plant unit (Figure 1), prospectively until spring 2023. Until then, the plant will remain on the grid and thus make a contribution to ensuring price stability and security of supply, especially beyond the ...

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STEAG subsidiary develops further solar farm in Italy

In Montecchio Emilia in northern Italy, STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS), Würzburg/Germany, is planning and constructing a further solar farm on the site of a former quarry for the investor KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co KG (Figure 1). The plant will be completed in the coming months and will have a capacity of 17 MWp. This means that ...

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SENS implementing PV project in the UK

STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS), Würzburg/Germany, a subsidiary of Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH and a specialist for photovoltaic (PV) projects, will be building a solar farm with output of 50 MWp in the eastern English county of Norfolk in the months ahead (Figure 1). The permission to build the facility on previously agricultural farmland near the town of King’s ...

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820 m conveyor belt in the WESTKALK quarry replaced

This year’s winter repairs in the WESTKALK Vereinigte Warsteiner Kalksteinindustrie GmbH & Co. KG in Warstein and Kallenhardt, both Germany, were concluded with the replacement of a more than 820 m long rubber conveyor belt in the Kallenhardt works (Figure 1). The replacement had become necessary after seven years because the belt hat worn severely over the years. During this ...

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RAG boss Schrimpf invites Minister Scharrenbach to visit the mine shafts

On 7th December 2021, Peter Schrimpf, Chairman of the Board of Executives of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, and Chairman of the Board of Stiftung Zollverein, Essen, welcomed Ina Scharrenbach, Minister for Home, Community, Construction and Equality of North Rhine-Westphalia. Together, they travelled into the depths: 1,000 m below the surface of the earth, they visited the mine water management pumping systems ...

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STEAG achieves a good recovery

STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany (Figure 1), presents encouraging key figures at the end of the third quarter of the current business year. Both sales and group EBIT are above the previous year’s level. In 2020, the energy company still had to cope with a difficult year owing to extraordinary burdens from the phasing out of coal and a process of transformation ...

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“A ‘green’ China can drive the whole world to change”

At the Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum/Germany, Julia Tiganj (Figure 1) is studying the socio-economic aspects of post-mining. In times of raw material scarcity and the energy transition, the economics researcher’s attention is especially drawn to China. Will the world’s second-largest economy manage the transition to renewable energy? What are the greatest challenges ...

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EnergieAgentur.NRW mining industry network

EnergieAgentur.NRW, Düsseldorf/Germany, stopped working towards the end of 2021. Over many years, the Energie-Agentur energy agency has presented a variety of technical, process engineering, economic and environmental subjects around mining in joint discussions and gained increased interest, not least from operating companies and customers outside Germany. In doing so, the agency earned some credit with service providers as well as ...

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Growth covered by natural gas and coal / wind power significantly below previous year

In 2021, energy consumption in Germany reached 12,193 PJ or 416.1 Mtce (Figure 1). This is a rise of 2.6 % compared to the previous year. However, the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen), Berlin/Germany, states energy consumption is still noticeably below pre-Covid levels which indicates that energy and overall economic development in Germany is still heavily affected by the ...

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