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Coal to Chemistry. On the Material Utilisation of Lignite

There are many who believe that Germany’s lignite industry has no future. After all, the country has committed itself to the energy transition and it is a fact that Germany’s ongoing turnaround in its energy policy will gradually drive lignite out of the energy mix. For the mining companies this means having to safeguard lignite supplies as a reserve for ...

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Case Study for the Construction of a 10-bpd-ALF-FT Plant for the Production of Sustainable Synthetic Kerosene for the German Aviation Industry Based on Different Carbon Sources

The authors have successfully completed several desktop studies for German and international coal producers over the past two years. The main focus of these studies was on the one hand on the presentation of the market environment for sustainable synthetic fuels and on the other hand on the explanation of the technical and technological process and plant concept of ALF-FT ...

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World Coal Market 2016/2017 and the Shifting Parameters of the Energy Transition

This paper reviews the developments that affected the coal markets in 2016 and assesses the prospects for 2017. It also reports on market developments in Germany and on energy policy actions and goes on to examine the social responsibilities of the coal importers as far as coal production is concerned (CSR). These observations are based on the Annual Report of ...

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Coal 2017: Taking Responsibility for Generations

After a history stretching back more than 200 hundred years the German coal industry will close down for good at the end of 2018. The Essen-based RAG company is now committed to finding solutions for the inherited liabilities of the mining industry that will prove sustainable in the long term. Yet the transition to the post-mining era will not happen ...

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Mining Does Not End with the Closure of Our Coal Mines: Network Mining – Smart Mining Global

For more than two and a half years, the Network Mining “Smart Mining Global” has been dealing with the concerns of mining related companies in North Rhine-Westphalia. The network is organised by the EnergyAgency.NRW on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The main focus lies on medium-sized enterprises of the supplying industry. By ...

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Outlook Turkey

Eight in ten of Germany’s mid-sized companies generate a significant part of their turnover abroad – and the same goes for many mining suppliers too. In spite of current uncertainties and geopolitical crises nearly one in every two small and medium-sized companies intends to maintain its overseas business strategy for the next three to five years and many are even ...

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