Mon, 2019-09-30 11:00

“Care: Care, Adaptation, Responsibility, Engagement” Annual Report 2018 published

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The 2018 Annual Report entitled “Care: Care, Adaptation, Responsibility, Engagement” is now available for download. This year’s report addresses the unique role of the European mineral raw materials extraction industry in achieving broader EU goals of sustainability and climate change mitigation.

Tue, 2019-07-09 21:20

Mining region in Saxony and Bohemia recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site

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After much urging by Prague and Berlin, UNESCO has officially added a new region to the list of World Heritage Sites. The region spans the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, and therefore, goes by more than one names: Erzgebirge in German, Krušnohoří in Czech and the Ore Mountains in English.

Thu, 2019-07-04 06:28

Euromines lifts hood on sustainability methodology

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An EU project that aims to improve ways of measuring and assessing the sustainable use of natural resources could one day have a major impact on the European and even the global mining industry.
The project's main objective is to come up with a better approach to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a concept that has been around for about 30 years but which has focused too much in the past on extraction of natural resources, according to Euromines deputy director Johannes Drielsma.

Mon, 2019-07-01 13:01

Euromines Position on the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan

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The Euromines Position Paper regarding the establishing the framework to facilitate sustainable investment (EU Taxonomy) is now available. As the recognized representative of the European metals and minerals mining industry, Euromines welcomes the Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan for a greener and cleaner economy and agrees that a socio - economically efficient, sustainable and flexible financial system is essential for long-term value creation.

Fri, 2019-05-31 00:00

SUPRIM Newsletter - Special Edition

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Sustainable management of primary raw materials is now more than ever on the European agenda, 
thanks to concerns about responsible resourcing of the metals and minerals we need and an increasing awareness of potential impacts related to mining operations.
SUPRIM Newsletter is now available. Learn more about the latest development and first results of the SUPRIM project.

Sun, 2019-05-26 00:00

Practitioner stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology for Resources

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SUPRIM Practitioner stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology for Resources took place on 22nd May 2019 in Berlin as a side session of the Raw Materials Summit 2019. The SUPRIM workshop focused on preliminary results of SUPRIM’s consensus-based search for an LCIA method for abiotic resource use, data concerns of researches, concerns and interests of practitioners and clients.

Sun, 2019-05-19 18:26

NEW PUBLICATION: Providing Metals and Minerals for Carbon Neutrality

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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)

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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

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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

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