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  • Schoolgirls visit the laboratory

    Girls’ Day is a special event aimed at motivating girls and women to embark on technical and scientific careers – a campaign which STEAG Power Minerals is pleased to support. As in previous years, schoolgirls from the region have been given the opportunity to gain entertaining insights into professions which are traditionally the majority preserve of men. This year, the guests were able to get to know the STEAG Power Minerals Construction Materials and Fuel Laboratory in Gladbeck.

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    A pioneer in the field of concrete additives

    For more than 25 years Euroment has been active in the Benelux countries, marketing concrete additives such as fly ash and pulverized limestone. The joint venture company is appreciated by its customers as a reliable partner, above all because of its sound technological know-how and in-depth market knowledge. The company also excels time and again as an innovator. It has been doing real pioneering work as regards the use of alternative raw materials such as concrete additives, thereby creating also points of reference for the German market.

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    Successful premiere: Power to the children!

    All good things – so far – come in threes: The children’s club run by the Burghofbühne theater group in Dinslaken has already celebrated its third theater premiere with “Kinder an die Macht?” (Power to the Children?)

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    Mega mobility project in NRW

    Full blast for the RRX Citizens in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have had to wait many years for this. Beginning in 2018 it should finally provide for improved regional rail service: the Rhine-Ruhr Express, RRX for short. 82 new trains of identical design will ensure that in the near future regional trains ply between Cologne and Dortmund in 15-minute intervals. The trains are engineered and built by Siemens. But STEAG Power Minerals, too, is doing its part not only to get the new trains on track punctually, but to keep them in good condition for a long time to come.

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    When you’ve made it yourself it tastes the best!

    For four years now, STEAG Power Minerals has been supporting the Dinslakener Tafel food bank charity. What started with a donation campaign before Christmas, and continued every year thereafter, has now expanded into a multi-faceted cooperation extended over the full year. The latest project is to give children a taste for cooking themselves.

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    Facing the future with diversification and confidence

    The EU-wide Industrial Emissions Directive that came into effect at the beginning of 2016 marked a watershed for the energy industry in the United Kingdom – and thus also for Power Minerals Ltd. Not all coal-fired power plants were able to comply with the more stringent limits. They were shut down or turned into biomass-fired power plants, because around the year 2010 these became eligible for government subsidies designed to speed up the transition to sustainable energy in the UK. The British subsidiary of STEAG Power Minerals realigned its activities early on and intends to manufacture fertilizer from biomass fly ash in future. How much progress has it made with these plans to date? And what other mainstay of business does Power Minerals Ltd. seek to establish to get well positioned for the future? Time to take a comprehensive look across the English Channel.

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    When fly ash returns to the coalface

    Over eleven years ago, on January 1, 2006, the coal mining era came to an end in Dinslaken, where STEAG Power Minerals has its headquarters. Coal had been mined at Lohberg for almost a century. Today, the mine site is an attractive leisure park, drawing in visitors to its artificial lake, expansive lawns and equipment for games and sports. One such feature is highly popular with climbing aficionados: the bouldering wall in coalface design.

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