Germany Mining News

Krupp foundation rejects break-up of Thyssenkrupp – Der Spiegel

The head of the Thyssenkrupp foundation ruled out a break-up of the German steel-to-submarines conglomerate.

Germany to host Europe's first EV battery plant

BMW already signed up as the factory's main client.

KME buys German copper product producer Mansfelder Kupfer

A final deal has been signed for the sale of German copper products company Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing (MKM) for 80 million euros ($94 million).

Rio Tinto says synergies, no Brexit behind decision to move sales team to Germany

London-based sales and marketing staff to relocate to Frankfurt beginning September.

China’s No.1 maker of battery cells for EVs to build plant in Germany

A German battery plant could help ease an expected negative impact in the workforce employed by the local automotive industry.

Germans rally against the country’s reliance on coal

According to WWF, Germany's CO2 emissions have not dropped for nine years.

Germany's Heraeus to open $100 mln precious metals recycling plant in China

China is the world's biggest car market and produces only a fraction of the platinum and palladium it consumes.

German battery maker Akasol plans Frankfurt listing in June

The company is planning to sell new shares worth about 100-125 million euros ($117-$147 mln) in a deal valuing it at about 400-500 million euros.

About 75,000 jobs to go in Germany’s auto industry because of EVs — study

The country's car industry currently employs about 840,000 people, with 210,000 of them working on powertrain production, the sub-sector set to be the worst hit.

German researchers say mining intensifies social conflicts in Peru

A group of researchers from Berlin’s Humboldt University published a study where they say that mining activities are the leading cause of social conflicts in Peru.

HSBC pulls the plug on coal

Europe’s largest bank won’t fund new coal power plants, oil sands and arctic drilling, except in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Bundesbank pulls all stops to show Germans their gold is real

The subject of the country’s reserves became particularly heated during the years of the sovereign debt crisis.

`Nervous' investors pile into gold ETFs as global tensions mount

Anxious investors from Germany to China are seeking shelter in gold ETFs.

Iran to transfer yellowcake to uranium conversion facility

The uranium from which the yellowcake was derived was originally extracted from the Saghand mine.

Solar power drew $161 billion in 2017, more than any other technology

Solar made up 57% of last year's total for all renewables (excluding large hydro) of $279.8 billion. It also towered above new investment in coal and gas generation capacity, estimated at $103 billion.

Germany's Merkel still hopes for talks on U.S. tariffs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe must be ready to respond to the unilateral imposition of trade tariffs by the United States but she first hoped for talks on the issue.

Countries evaluate actions to offset the effects of Trump’s tariffs

Reactions continue to pour in following U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of 25 per cent tariffs on steel imports and 10 per cent for aluminium for almost every country but Mexico and Canada.

Platinum price crashes through $1,000 after German diesel ban

Emissions scrubbing in vehicles accounts for over 40% of platinum demand, and landmark ruling will hasten demise of engine technology.

German scientists to build machine that speeds up urban mining processes

Some urban mining already takes place in the EU but it involves melting devices together in a furnace and removing the most valuable metals.

In Germany's Appalachia, the last coal mine is closing

It’s a sunny October day on the outskirts of the west German town of Bottrop.

Canada says coal not coming back, US and Germany differ

Nearly 20 countries have joined a British-Canadian initiative to phase out coal from power generation before 2030.

Compact, robust and powerful: New crusher from thyssenkrupp revolutionizes material processing in both underground and surface operations

With the development of a completely new type of crusher, thyssenkrupp has achieved a quantum leap in primary crushing.

Germany brings home $28bn worth of gold reserves

With the move, the country’s central bank has completed its plan to bring back home 54,000 gold bars that were still being held in foreign vaults.

Mining the future

Positive response to the 14th MiningForum in Berlin

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.