Category: Best of Germany

Mining Education Meets Industry 4.0

A Q&A session with leading German academic for mining technology sheds light on education and training initiatives In November 2019, the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) at RWTH Aachen University, together...

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Embracing Industry 4.0

From cloud computing to digital twins and smart glasses, Tenova TAKRAF is harnessing IIoT-enabled technologies to provide solutions for 21st century mines. Gunnar Zergiebel, head of electrical and instrumentation — Material...

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Innovation Underground, at Home and Abroad

New tools help underground mines operate more safely and efficiently Germany may have closed its last hard coal mine, the 150-year-old Prosper Haniel operation, in 2018. However, this has not hindered the country’s equipment...

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Smart, Sustainable Surface Mines

Digital technologies offer opportunities for optimization Across the mining industry, two trends are clear at present: first, the renewed focus on greener, more sustainable mining operations and, second, the drive for...

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Powering the Mines of Tomorrow

From clean diesel engine technologies to electrification, fuel cells and synthetic fuels, Rolls-Royce is on a mission to power mines more sustainably With its MTU engines and systems, Rolls-Royce has an impressive track record,...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (12/12/20)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '20YTD '19% Change
West Virginia63,58589,404-28.9
North Dakota25,79925,6640.5
Appalachian Total131,566185,215-29.0
Interior Total86,137122,426-29.6
Western Total294,605367,195-19.8
U.S. Total512,308674,836-24.1

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