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Congratulations, STEAG Fernwärme!

STEAG Fernwärme GmbH, Essen/Germany, looks back on the beginnings of its entrepreneurial activity. What started with the commissioning of the heating plant at Schederhofstrasse in Essen on 20th October 1960, has today developed into a real success story in and for the Ruhr area. Today, STEAG Fernwärme, a subsidiary of the Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH, is the largest company ...

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Fourth raw materials report of the state of Baden-Württemberg – Extraction and protection of mineral resources

Baden-Württemberg is rich in mineral resources. In almost 500 extraction locations around 96 M t of mineral resources such as limestone, gravel and sand, gypsum, rock salt, as well as numerous other raw materials, were mined in 2017 and primarily used for the supply of the domestic construction industry. The State Office for Geology, Raw Materials and Mining (LGRB), Freiburg ...

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Farewell miners!

We will have to get used to it. The traditional German miners’ greeting “Glückauf!” will soon be a thing of the past. Mining production will be fully automated in the near future: virtual construction site plans and start-ups, automated work processes, machine-to-machine communications, augmented reality and virtual reality. Digitisation and automation should make our working life easier, make it easier ...

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First anniversary: Research Centre of Post-Mining of the THGA turns five – and is becoming increasingly complex

The history of mining is long – but the history of post-mining will be much longer. For five years now the Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA) in Bochum/Germany has been attending to the issues that emerge as mining activity ceases. As the world’s first institution, it takes a comprehensive look at the post-mining ...

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Sigfox Glückauf: RAG AG digitises mining shafts via 0G network

RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, started to digitise abandoned surface openings, shafts and mining galleries of the coal mining sector via the Sigfox-0G network. There are around 60,000 in North Rhine-Westphalia alone. The aim of this IoT connection is the continuous monitoring of changes in real time in order to increase protection against sinkholes and reduce the effort of on-site inspections. The ...

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Book review: Dekorrelative Gravimetrie

Apart from a complete formulation of the necessary geoscientific framework, this book focuses on the geoscientific context of issues and problems that occur in gravitative exploration (Figure 1). In addition, an insight into the current status of the research is provided, by reducing gravimetry to calculable (decorrelated) models. The various unsolved questions and problems of gravimetry should be made known ...

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Modern coal-fired power stations are facing losses that could potentially run into billions

The decision to phase out fossil fuels has already been taken. The intention behind Germany’s Coal-Fired Power Generation Termination Act (KVBG) is to resolve a social conflict, while also guaranteeing planning reliability for everyone involved. However, the legislation is not catering to this aspiration in full. In particular operators of young, modern coal-fired power stations are currently uncertain as to ...

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STEAG disappointed at rejection of urgent application

“The Federal Constitutional Court’s decision is bitterly disappointing for STEAG,” Joachim Rumstadt, Chairman of the Board of Management of STEAG GmbH (Figure 1), Essen/Germany, remarks. “Since the rejection of the urgent application was made on formal grounds, the question of the constitutionality of the Coal-fired Power Generation Termination Act has not been examined at all,” meaning it was also not ...

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An important first step

In mid-June 2020, the German Government presented the National Hydrogen Strategy after a long period of preparation. STEAG GmbH, Essen/Germany, welcomes the blueprint for a successful market ramp-up of a hydrogen sector in Germany which is now available: “The paper contains a number of useful and pioneering approaches. We hope, though, that these ideas will be firmed up in the ...

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STEAG invests in compressed air systems

STEAG New Energies GmbH, Saarbrücken/Germany, a subsidiary of Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH, has established a joint venture together with Karl Uhl GmbH, Bochum/Germany, a leading business in the field of industrial compressed air technology. The aim of the new STEAG UHL Druckluft-Versorgung GmbH is to expand the compressed air contracting business in Germany by combining the strengths of the ...

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