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Wetterskip Fryslând - Leeuwarden (NL).
Wastewater treatment plant.
Paques - Balk (NL)
Paques biotechnology helps companies to reduce fresh water intake, decrease their carbon footprints and reclaim valuable resources from waste.
Tecnica Reunidas - Madrid (ES)
Recylex - Goslar (DE)
“Intelligent resource conservation” is the guiding principle behind their recovery processes, and is therefore the fundamental challenge on which the Group focuses its considerable expertise.
Norzinco - Goslar (DE)
The Norzinco GmbH is a leading European manufacturer/supplier of zinc oxide and zinc dust. Zinc and its compounds are all around us in everyday life. Zinc oxide is as activator in the vulcanization of rubber, as well as irreplaceable in the chemical industry as a raw material for the production of various zinc derivatives.
Asociación Nacional de Empresarios Fabricantes de Áridos (ES).
ANEFA is one of the oldest and reputed associations of extractive industries and construction products in Spain.
[FdA] (ES). Federación de Áridos
The Federation of Aggregate (FdA) represents the interests of companies producing aggregates in Spain, both nationally, and internationally.
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (ES)
The Geological and Mining Institute of Spain is a public research body, as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Ecodom Consortium (IT)
The Ecodom Consortium is an Italian leader in the management of WEEE. Their motto is: "Nothing is destroyed - everything is transformed" Their aim is to maximise the recovery of secondary raw materials and minimise environmental risk, benefiting member producers and the community.
The Iren Group’s mission is to provide customers and citizens with efficient, high quality services in the fields of energy, integrated water and environmental services.
iren is involved in education in schools to improve the culture of substainability and innovation.
DISMECO srl (IT)
The company is specialized in the disposal and treatment of electrical and electronic equipment ("WEEE"), which operates within an environmental project. Its points of excellence are processes for maximum recovery of materials and total regulatory compliance.
Zanardi Fonderie (IT).
They are leaders in the development and production of ADI – Austempered Ductile Iron, which is produced by Zanardi Fonderie from a strong integrated process in the factory in Minerbe (Verona, ITALY), including the austempering heat treatment.
Relight Ltd. is a pioneer in the collection, recovery and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), with EMAS registration since 2005. The high competence in the waste sector, the use of advanced technologies and the collaboration with important European partners allow Relight to be one of the most important companies for the treatment of WEEE in Italy.
Intradel is an intermunicipal association that currently includes 72 municipalities in the Province of Liège. It provides the municipalities with a complete service for household and similar waste management: prevention, reuse, collection, sorting, recycling, recovery and disposal, all in compliance with European, Belgian and regional legislation.
Azienda Agraria - Universiy of Bologna (IT)
The experimental activity covers many of the issues addressed by the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the School of Agriculture and Veterinary. Agricultural farm is crucial for establishing linkage between agricultural practices, research and education at different levels. This complex and developed reality represents an important gym for students that through guided tours and exercises will can expand their horizons and realize the practical-applicative training.
Haifa Italia Srl (IT)
Haifa Group is a multinational corporation and a global leading supplier of specialty fertilizers, including agricultural and industrial grade potassium nitrate. Renowned for its pioneering spirit and innovative solutions for over five decades, Haifa leverages natural resources of potash and phosphate rocks. Haifa owns three production facilities in Israel, France, and the US. With 16 Subsidiaries , Haifa Group’s global operations span across 5 continents in over 100 countries.
GreenBoats Handcrafted - Bremen (DE)
Since 2013 Greenboats builds boats from renewable raw materials
showing that it is possible to largely dispense with plastics when working with composites.
Greenboats wants the natural fiber composite to be an alternative to crude-based glass fiber and carbon fiber plastics.
producing durable and aesthetic products. In addition, it is important for them to reduce pollution not only in i
their work environment but also for customers and future generations.
Mercedes-Benz - Bremen (DE)
At Mercedes-Benz the use of renewable raw materials is concentrated primarily on the vehicle interior. In addition to the parcel shelf with a honeycomb core made from recycled paper, established natural materials such as coconut or wood fibres, wool and natural rubber are also used in the series production of the GLA. Renewable raw materials help to counter the depletion of fossil resources such as coal, natural gas and crude oil.
Cominroc - Madrid (ES)
COMINROC represents the mining industry, in defense of modern values, technically rigorous and in line with sustainable development.
COMINROC must be the main interlocutor of the Central Administration of the State and in particular of the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, in everything concerning the mining industry.
Geochem - Kozármisleny (HU)
Geochem main activity is research and development, focusing mainly on special instruments and equipment development and on the complex investigation of very tight and unconsolidated materials. These developments are taking place in cooperation with considerable Hungarian research institutes, universities, small and medium enterprises with special knowledge and the companies interested in radioactive waste disposal projects.
Premogovnik Velenje (SL)
The Velenje coal mine is a highly developed technology company, whose main activity is lignite production.
Due to changes in the energy sector and the expected changes in the operation of the thermal power station, the coal mining sites will close before the lignite stocks ends.
The Velenje coal mine and international partners are looking for solutions to increase the efficiency and safety of the European coal industry.
Rhi Magnesita - Leoben (AT)
RHI Magnesita is the global leader in refractories. They have the largest number of locations around the world and the most innovative, reliable products and services. They also provide the most robust supply and quality security, thanks to their exceptional vertical integration – from mining to production to full service solutions.
RHI Magnesita controls all steps along the value chain:
research & development, mining, raw material production, services, recycling or disposal according to law.
voestalpine - Leoben (AT)
voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH can look back upon more than 125 years of experience in steelmaking technology. Donawitz has been and continues to be one of the major names in Austria`s Upper Styrian steelmaking tradition.
Technical progress today has created possibilities to realise largely clean processes in steel production.
Today, the steel location Donawitz counts among the smelting works with the cleanest environmental balance throughout Europe.
Places of interest: MUSEUMS
MÁTRA ÁSVÁNY (HU)
The Mátra Mineral Museum is interesting for its Collection and for the experiences it can offer to students and families.
Mineral collection tours can be organized under the guidance of a tourist guide.
Minerals can be seen in the UV chamber while the cutting and grinding of the found minerals
can be performed in the equipped mineral grinding workshop.
Biotopia Museum, Uppsala (Sweden)
In Biotopia’s theatre-like displays, kids and adults alike can enjoy seeing and hearing the wildlife of Uppland in an imitation of their natural environment.
World Heritage - Rammelsberg Mining Museum, Goslar (Germany)
The ore mines of the Rammelsberg are the only mines in the world which were in uninterrupted operation for over 1000 years. It and the medieval Old Town of Goslar with the Imperial Palace were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.
terra mineralia - Freiberg (Germany).
Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher's and Dr. Pohl-Ströher's collections:
extensive, comprehensive and magnificent collection that includes minerals from every
continent. The richness of colour and the shapes of the excellently formed crystals overwhelm visitors.
Das Oberharzen Bergwerksmuseum - Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)
This Museum shows the historical development of ore mining, mostly on silver, lead and zinc in the
“Oberharz”, Upper Harz in Lower Saxony in Germany from the middle ages until the end of the 19th
For more Information, in English,
GeoMuseum - Clausthal (Germany).
Since more than hundred years the Mineral collection of Clausthal University of Technology has been
has been well known and is highly appreciated by Scientists.
A popular presentation of fossils is especially suitable for children.
Technische Universität Clausthal, Adolph-Roemer-Straße 2A
Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site - Ruhr Area (Germany).
Hundreds of coal mines produced coal in the Ruhr area, but only one has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2001. With good reason: the Zollverein Coal Mine is a masterpiece of industrial architecture, created by the visionaries Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer.
Deutsches Museum - Münich (Germany).
Masterpieces of Science and Technologys. It houses a mining section about history and modern ore mining.
"The discovery, around 4000 BC, that metals can be smelted from ores, gave rise to systematic mining
in prehistoric times, for example, in the Middle East, but also in central Europe and other regions.
Das Mineralogische Museum - Bonn (Germany).
The Mineral Collection of the University Bonn, Germany, ranks worldwide, like Freiberg and
Clausthal among the ten most eminent Mineral Collections.
Bergbaumuseum - Knappenberg (Austria)
This Mining Museum addresses the history of mining at Hüttenberg and shows
the miner's hard work, their way of living and their traditions.
Ancient objects and mining tools as well as a vast collection of miner's lamps are
Geominero Museum - Minerals, Fossiles and Rocks- Madrid (Spain)
The aim of the Geominero Museum is to disseminate knowledge of the richness and diversity of Spain’s geological and mining heritage via the permanent exhibition of representative collections of minerals, rocks and fossils.
Didactic Scientific Museum Bombicci - Bologna (Italy)
This small museum preserves a 'real gem' of the school history in the town of Bologna, collecting toolkits specifically aimed to teach science at schools.
Address: via Sant'Isaia, 20 - Bologna (Italy)
Mineralogical Museum Bombicci - Bologna (Italy)
One of the University Museums in Bologna, which promotes specific activities aimed at schools.
To intrigue and bring pupils closer to the museum realities and guide them to the discovery of science and its history.
The Museum of Mineralogy - Rome (Italy)
The Sapienza University of Rome owns one of the most important collections of meteorites in Europe.
Places of interest: MINES
The coal mining museum of Slovenia
The museum is the result of work of many generations of Slovenian miners and is a very interesting way of cooperation between the still working Coal Mine Velenje. It is the most modern and largest coal mine in Slovenia, which also manages the museum, the city municipality of Velenje and the Velenje Museum.
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Silber Mine - Freiberg (Germany).
The visitor´s mine of Freiberg part of the research and teaching mine of the technical university of Freiberg and one of the most important in Saxony. The deposites of Freiberg where the basis for the development of Mining- and Metallurgical Industry in the ore mountains.
Salzwelten- Salzburg (Austria).
If you hike through the mysterious tunnels of Hallein Salt Mine, you will be accompanied by a millennia-old history with every step you take.
video on youtube
Schaubergwerk - Knappenberg (Austria)
You will see extraction methods, mining machines
and technology, ventilation systems and the way of transporting iron ore
to the surface through galleries and tunnels,
which recall myths, ancient stories and legends from the miners and St.
Barbara, the patron saint of miners.
video on youtube
Abenteuer Erzberg - Erzberg (Austria).
The Erzberg is the biggest and most modern mining area in Central Europe
video on youtube
Mines of Rammelsberg - Rammelsberg, Goslar (Germany).
Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System on the UNESCO Website:
Visit the mines:
Guided tour in Rammelsberg Mine
Gambatesa Mine - Aveto Park, Genova (Italy)
The Gambatesa mine was Europe's largest manganese mine. It worked from 1876 to 2011.
video on youtube
Predoi mines - Valle Aurina, Bolzano (Italy)
The copper mine of Predoi Rettenbach is about 1400 m long.
In past centuries, in its narrow tunnels, hundreds of men were working at the extraction of copper
which was really a very hard and complex job.
Nowadays, it can be visited and get to know the ancient work of miners.
Geomining Park - Sardinia (Italy)
Sardinia's Park has been proclaimed the first historical and environmental geo-mining Park in the world, an example of the new world network of Geo-sites and Geoparks established on the occasion of the UNESCO General Conference.
Park of San Silvestro - Piombino (Italy)
The area of the Park is rich in minerals called “sulphides” formed following geological processes dating back to around 5 million years ago. The sulphides contain sulphur related to metals such as copper, lead, iron and zinc.
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