Sun, 2019-05-19 18:26

NEW PUBLICATION: Providing Metals and Minerals for Carbon Neutrality

General News

Euromines’ latest publication 'Providing Metals and Minerals for Carbon Neutrality' is now available. In past years the extractive industry has radically progressed in productivity and energy efficiency and is still implementing new solutions aiming at further reducing the energy consumption/unit and improving carbon-intensive operations. As the world shifts to a low-carbon future, mining companies explore methods of decarbonisation in order to efficiently and effectively fulfil the continued increasing demand for resources.

Mon, 2019-04-15 00:00

Euromines position on the current evaluation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD)

General News

Euromines welcomes and supports the European Union commitment to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies. We support society’s development according the UN sustainable development goals.

Thu, 2019-04-04 12:28

LKAB takes the leap towards fossil-free production of iron ore pellets

General News

Euromines member LKAB has partnered with SSAB and Vattenfall to create HYBRIT, a joint venture company that is working to be the first in the world to create fossil-free steel at the industrial level. Construction will soon begin on a world-unique test facility which is a key component of HYBRIT. In the plant, fossil fuels will be replaced with biofuel to achieve fossil-free production of iron ore pellets. The aim of the HYBRIT initiative, which is supported by the Swedish Energy Agency, is to develop a process for fossil-free steelmaking by 2035.

Tue, 2019-03-05 18:00

Investment possibilities in Europe's underexplored minerals potential presented at PDAC 2019

General News

Today the European Union and a number of its Member States presented investment possibilities in Europe's underexplored minerals potential. 

Fri, 2019-02-01 12:00

Industry4Europe in action at the EU Industry Days 2019

General News

The Industry4Europe Coalition will be presented at the EU Industry Days through Partners taking part in panel discussions and locally hosted events.  Partners will drive discussion on the need for a coherent industrial strategy from the EU, with Industry4Europe Manifesto and supporting publications including Indicators and Governance.

Fri, 2018-12-21 12:22

Coal Mine Accident at ČSM mine, Czech Republic

Press Release

We are deeply sorry to hear about the deaths of 13 miners in a coal mine accident in the Czech Republic. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and colleagues of the deceased.

Tue, 2018-12-18 19:00

Industrial stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology

General News

The second SUPRIM workshop was organised on the 11th December 2018 in Brussels. SUPRIM stands for SUstainable management of PRIMary raw materials through a better approach in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. It is a 3 year-funded EIT Raw Materials Project that will offer solutions and services to address impacts of resource use in sustainability assessments in the raw materials sector. Euromines is a partner in the project and was the main organiser if this 1-day event. 

Tue, 2018-12-18 00:00

BAT document for the Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries finalised

General News

The European Commission has now finalised the Best Available Techniques document for the Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries, in accordance with Directive 2006/21/EC, abbreviated as MWEI BREF. This document is a review of the Reference Document for Management of Tailings and Waste-Rock in Mining Activities (MTWR BREF).

Mon, 2018-12-17 00:00

EU-Canada Bilateral Dialogue on Raw Materials - Report

General News

The report of the 1st meeting of the EU-Canada bilateral dialogue on raw materials is now published.
You can find the report using this link


Fri, 2018-12-14 00:00

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič: Climate neutral Europe by 2050 - Raw materials: 'holy grail' of 21st century industrial policy

General News

28 November 2018:the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all by leading the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research including raw materials as a key driver.