Tue, 2022-06-21 12:35

Amendments necessary to support the uptake of fossil-free hydrogen in the mining industry

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Hydrogen as a form of indirect electrification is an important way for the mining industry to decarbonize. The element can be used as feedstock or a source of energy in industrial and chemical processes and in air and maritime transport, decarbonising sectors where direct electrification is not technologically possible or competitive, as well as for energy storage to balance, where necessary, the energy system, thereby playing a significant role in energy system integration.

Fri, 2022-05-13 17:38

Mining with Nature - How the Swedish Mining Industry Became a Biodiversity Frontrunner

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The mining industry in Sweden is a driving force for sustainability. For this, the industry wants to go beyond becoming fossil-free and take even greater responsibility. This includes biodiversity. The Swedish mining industry's new concept, Mining with Nature, is a roadmap for mining companies to contribute to biodiversity net gain in all regions where mining and minerals operations and exploration take place. This means that the industry will be investing further in developing innovative solutions for achieving sustainable land use in harmony with nature. 

Fri, 2022-04-29 14:11

We Together – KGHM supports Ukraine and Ukrainians

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It’s two months now since the KGHM Group supports the activities of the Polish authorities and helps the refugees and citizens of Ukraine fighting with the occupier. From the very beginning of the Russian aggression and war in Ukraine the company has already responded to the numerous needs for assistance reported by local governments and NGOs and coordinates support, provides accommodation, donates medical supplies and various equipment for basic necessities.

Mon, 2022-04-25 20:05

Metals for Clean Energy - New Study highlights EU supply risks

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An independent KU Leuven study, commissioned by the EU industry, was launched today in Brussels. The study is looking at how much metal Europe could mine and refine domestically. In his keynote speech, Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market highlighted “Europe is taking its industrial destiny into its own hands including the area of raw materials.”

Fri, 2022-04-08 18:36

Euromines welcomes new members

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Euromines is pleased to welcome new members that were officially approved by the Euromines General Assembly this week in Brussels. The European mining family is growing and we are happy to have more partners to support sustainable mining in Europe for Europe.

Thu, 2022-04-07 17:35

Euromines stands for sustainable mining in Europe for Europe

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At Euromines General Assembly on 5th April 2022 the “EUROMINES STANDS FOR SUSTAINABLE MINING IN EUROPE FOR EUROPE” carta was approved. Euromines supports the Paris Agreement and the EU climate target of net-zero emissions by 2050. To reach this goal, sustainable and resilient European value chains are necessary, firmly based on sustainable raw materials. To promote fair and sustainable development Euromines members support the EU principles for sustainable raw materials supply (published on 6th September 2021). 

Mon, 2022-02-07 22:51

Zinc with a low climate footprint becomes a reality

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Euromines congratulates its member company Boliden which has started sales of zinc with a low climate footprint. The new product emits less than 1 tonne of carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of zinc, compared with the industry average of 2.5 tonnes. Low carbon zinc will stand for 18 percent of Boliden's total zinc production.

Mon, 2022-02-07 12:04

“Recovery, Strength and a Sense of Belonging” to strengthen and secure the supply of mineral raw materials

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Based on the EU Trio-Program (France-Czech Republic-Sweden) the French EU Presidency has started with an ambitious programme “Recovery, Strength and a Sense of Belonging” and a very promising EU initiative to strengthen and secure the supply of mineral raw materials for value chains.

Mon, 2022-01-31 11:20

Rising Energy Prices: Euromines takes action

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In light of the continuously high energy prices on the electricity and gas markets, Euromines sent a letter to the presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament as well as the Director of the EU Agency of Energy Regulators (ACER). Euromines sounded alarm that without appropriate action, these price-hikes will forestall investments into decarbonization, reduce international competitiveness of EU mining companies and jeopardize the Green Deal as a sustainability and growth programme on both objectives.

Thu, 2021-12-23 14:57

Industrial energy consumers urge EU leaders to swiftly act against unbearably high energy prices

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Euromines joined the group of the energy-intensive industries that call upon EU leaders to swiftly address the exponential increase in energy prices. Today’s period of unbearably high energy prices in Europe is already undermining the structural measures designed to secure affordable low-carbon energy, which is required to meet the objectives of the EU Green Deal.