Wed, 2021-03-31 13:05

Circularity and resource efficiency concepts put into practice by LKAB

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Modern exploration technologies have allowed us in Europe alone to add more reserves to our nations’ assets than we have mined. Euromines member company LKAB currently brings an excellent example. “With a circular business model, we have the potential to supply European farmers with fossil-free and cadmium-free phosphorus mineral fertiliser, and the cleantech industry with rare earth elements” says Leif Boström, Senior Vice President Business Area Special Products, LKAB and Vice President of Euromines Steering Committee.

Thu, 2021-03-25 15:52

Euromines Announcing New Steering Committee

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Euromines Steering Committee was elected at the General Assembly virtual meeting that took place on Wednesday 24th March 2021. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Rachovides’ mandate, as Euromines President, was renewed for another two years. Mr. Roman Stiftner was re-elected as Vice President and Mr. Leif Boström remains as Treasurer of Euromines and was also elected as the Vice President.

Fri, 2021-03-19 16:50

Innovation Leader – Copper with a low CO2 footprint

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Euromines is proud to announce that its member company Boliden is aiming to produce copper with low carbon footprint. As announced this week Boliden has concluded its first contracts for the supply of copper with a low CO2 footprint. This is one result of the development of two specific product categories within copper production, copper with a low carbon footprint and recycled copper. The first category is copper produced from concentrates originating from Boliden’s own mines, while the second category of copper is produced from secondary materials. For both, external audits of the calculation criteria have been carried out. 

Thu, 2021-03-11 22:52

How the European Arctic secures the European Green Deal and industrial leadership with sustainable raw materials and batteries

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Join the Euromines Director Mr. Rolf Kuby at the webinar 'How the European Arctic secures the European Green Deal and industrial leadership with sustainable raw materials and batteries' that will be organised online on 17 March 2021. Over half of Europe’s most critical mineral and metals are found in the European Arctic of Sweden and Finland. The competence and capability through the whole value chain from raw material extraction, battery production, recycling and re-use of raw materials makes this region the most advanced and valuable ecosystem for sustainable mining in Europe, crucial in realizing the European Green Deal.

Tue, 2021-02-23 23:15

The importance of raw materials highlighted today by EC President Ursula von der Leyen

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The EU Industry Days 2021 have officially been launched today. In her opening speech European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted the importance of raw materials several times, especially the critical raw materials essential for a sustainable European future: ‘Green and digital technologies currently depend on a number of scarce raw materials...' 

Wed, 2021-02-17 21:08

Strengthening of European industrial policy to guarantee the EU strategic independence

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Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery and Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, met yesterday, 17th February, and discussed key Franco-German industrial projects and the strengthening of European industrial policy. Euromines would like to stress that minerals and metals represent the basis for both our lives and any industrial production process. They provide everyday products and new solutions for modern infrastructure and technologies. The European metals and minerals sector can deliver critical materials needed for current and future technologies to create a climate neutral, service and welfare orientated, circular and resource-efficient and digital economy while sourcing raw materials in a sustainable and responsible way.

Mon, 2021-02-08 00:00

Public consultation on Updating the EU Emmisions Trading System - Euromines Position

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Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal and is prepared to take the necessary measures to make Europe the world's first climate neutral continent. The ETS is one of the most important legal pillars and support systems for the European energy intensive industries. Therefore, any amendment brought to it or any of its subsequent acts in the light of the proposed increased climate ambition for 2030 should be based on a stable, consistent, coherent, socio-economically feasible policy framework, allowing the implementation of the most efficient measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring that long-time goals and the international competitiveness of the industry are not endangered. 

Wed, 2021-01-27 11:50

Rolf Kuby appointed as the new Director of Euromines

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Euromines President Mr. Mark Rachovides officially announces that the Steering Committee has decided to appoint Mr. Rolf Kuby as the new Director of Euromines, starting 1 March 2021. Mr. Kuby's most recent roles were Head of EU Brussels Office of Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl and previously Director External Affairs and Head of EU office at Aurubius. He has an extensive experience with over 22 years in public affairs and EU advocacy and 8 years active involvement in sustainability strategies. Mr. Kuby is also a senior expert in EU Sustainability, Environment, Climate and Energy policies.

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28

Euronews focusing on the importance of raw materials to meet EU's goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050

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The EU mineral raw materials industry is the base for other EU industries. It contributes to securing the supply of metals and minerals, some of them identified as critical and strategic for the value chains required for the European economy and its transition to a low carbon economy.

Tue, 2020-12-22 11:06

Implementation of the Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials

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Euromines is publishing its Position on 'Implementation of the Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials' officially presented yesterday by Euromines President Mr. Mark Rachovides at the hearing of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee. The main topic of the Hearing of CCMI 177 opinion was the Critical Raw Materials Resilience.