Germany Mining News

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.

Enbridge buys stake in one of Europe’s largest wind parks for $1.7bn

The Hohe See wind park, to be located in the North Sea, has a planned capacity of about 500 megawatts.

Denmark's largest energy firm to ditch coal by 2023

Coal consumption had been cut by 73% since 2006, Dong Energy said, and its power stations would replace the fossil fuel with sustainable biomass.

Deutsche Bank won’t finance any coal projects any longer

It has decided not to finance any greenfield thermal coal mining or coal-fired plants and it will also reduce its existing exposure to the sector.

Deutsche Bank ditches coal investments

The German banking giant is the last lender to pull back from the embattled coal sector.

Sweden sells its German coal mines

The Swedish government has endorsed a plan by a state-owned enterprise to sell its four German coal mines and assets to Czech investors.

K+S warns Q2 profit dramatically lower than a year earlier, shares collapse

The German fertilizer producer blamed weak prices, production outages and scarce sales for the poor results.

Germany to bring half its gold back by 2020

The country's central bank has already repatriated 1,400 tons or 41.5% of its gold reserves.

New electrolysis project makes power-to-gas commercially viable

Researchers and engineers reduce costs of hydrogen production through technology transfer from automotive industry and advance the energy transition

Nothing tiny about this new Lego bucket wheel excavator

It is made out of almost 4,000 pieces and includes fully-motorized features.