Maassen U.,DEBRIV Bundesverband Braunkohle |
Schiffer H.-W.,RWE AG
Mining Report | Year: 2013
The German lignite industry in 2012 185.4 mill. t of lignite were extracted by the German lignite industry in 2012. This corresponds to an energy content of 56.1 mill. t SKE (coal units). Lignite extraction thus covers about 12 % of total German energy demand. The current article gives an overview of the mining and applications of lignite and summarises current developments in the areas of electricity generation and other applications of lignite. © 2013 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin.