April 2017 – “The Southeast Asian Coal Market – The Next Success Story?” – Opinion by Dr. Lars Schernikau

„The five biggest coal importers in the world in 2016 were India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. But what about Southeast Asia (SEA)? While the big five made up almost 70% or over 600 Mt of global imports, the SEA market accounted for only less than 8% or about 70 Mt of coal imports during the same period…“

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September 2016 – „Why CO2 is not the problem (what really causes weather and climate change)” – Article by Dr. Lars Schernikau

„At the time of writing, the reputation of coal could hardly be worse. The last decade has seen a strong rally against coal in Europe and the US. Now pressure is being put on Asia to follow suit…“

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August 2016 – “Why CO2 is not the problem (what really causes weather and climate change)” – Article by Dr. Lars Schernikau

„Contrary to popular belief, professionals in the coal industry do care about the environment at least as much as everyone else. In fact, coal professionals often have a better understanding of the impact that the global quest for energy in general…“

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July 2016 – Deutsche Welle “German energy trader to dig deep in Poland Business”

„German energy trader HMS Bergbau has said it will invest more than 100 million euros to begin output from a mine in southern Poland by 2018. It will be the first new mine in the coal-rich country for 40 years…“

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July 2016 – Bloomberg “Coal Woes Dont Deter on First Polish Mine”

„A German coal trader is unfazed by decade-low coal prices that pushed producers into bankruptcy as it seeks to open Poland’s first mine in four decades…“

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March 2016 – Coal Asia “India is growing, but taking a breather – A macro economic review”

„India has probably been the most impressive growth story in global development and as a result for the global seaborne coal market of the past five years…“

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February 2016 – “IchorCoal to first blast at historic Usutu Colliery”

„Ichor Coal N.V. is delighted to announce that on February 11, 2016, Vunene Mining initiated the first underground blast at the Usutu Colliery in 25 years. IchorCoal owns 74% of Vunene…“

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October 2015 – Coaltrans Insider Round Table Discussion

„Glencore comes out fighting – Commodities producer and trader Glencore has hinted at further coal production cuts, as it emerges from a torrid period for its share price and questions about ist financial health….“

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September 2015 – World Coal “HMS Bergbau Group details the restructuring and potential development of the Polish coal industry”

„Dr Lars Schernikau and Dennis Schwindt, HMS Bergbau Group, detail the restructuring and potential development of the Polish coal industry to establish Poland as a global producer of high-quality coal….“

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May 2015 – Wirtschaftsblatt Interview with Heinz Schernikau

„Gewinne mit Kohle in Polen – Polens staatliche Steinkohlegruben haben Probleme. Das schreckt Investoren aber nicht ab, auf Kohle zu setzen….“

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June 2014 – Gazeta Orzeska

„Nach dem Treffen in Królówka, an welchem die Bewohner der Dörfer, Bürgermeister von Orzesze und Investoren, welche der Geschäftsführer von HMS Bergbau AG, Herr Heinz Schernikau, und der Präsident der Silesian Coal, Herr Jerzy Markowski, vertreten haben, teilgenommen haben, wissen wir schon mehr über Pläne dieser Investition…“

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January 2014 – World Coal “A Year Of Consolidation”

„Let’s face it: 2013 was a disappointing year for much of the global coal industry.Contrary to expectations, the downward trend in prices that began in mid-2011 continued and, in summer, bottomed out around USD72 FOB for South African thermal coal…“

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October 2013 – Energiewirtschaftlichen Tagesfragen “Coal’s Renaissance”

„Coal’s Renaissance – When it comes to coal, public perception and reality are further apart than with any other source of energy – many people consider it an inefficient relic from the early days of industrialisation…“

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September 2013 – WorldCoal “The Final Hurdle”

„Indonesia is now the largest coal exporter in the world in terms of tonnage, having surpassed long-standing leaders, Australia. However, the outlook for the sector is not promising…“

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July 2013 – SCMP

„Coal is the most important source for the generation of electricity. Globally, it accounts for more than 40 per cent of electricity production, with almost 80 per cent of electricity in China generated by coal…“

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June 2013 – WorldCoal Article “Myths and realities”

„Myths and realities – Dr Lars Schernikau, IchorCoal NV, Germany, and Daniel Goeckus, PT HMS Bergbau Indonesia, discuss the current state of the coal industry in Sumatra and Central Kalimantan in Indonesia and explore the potential for future development….“

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June 2013 – South China Morning Post “HK is a crucial trade partner”

„HMS Bergbau and IchorCoal stoke accelerating Asian economies – Coal is the most important source for the generation of electricity. Globally, it accounts for more than 40 per cent of electricity production, with almost 80 per cent of electricity in China generated by coal…“

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October 2012 – WorldCoal “Thermal Coal: A Macroeconomic Perspective”

„The future of coal in the global energy mix is unquestionably positive. Today, over 42% of the world’s electricity is generated by means of coal-fired power plants…“

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September 2012 – Financial Times Germany “Strategische Rohstoff-Partnerschaft bringt Vorteile für Deutschland und Indonesien”

„Strategische Rohstoff-Partnerschaft bringt Vorteile für Deutschland und Indonesien. Für den Inselstaat ist das Comeback der Kohle eine gute Nachricht. Deutschland will bis 2022 sämtliche Atomkraftwerke abschalten…“

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August 2012 – Jakarta Post “Strategic resource partnership provides for a win-win situation”

„Strategic resource partnership provides for a win-win situation. The re-emerge of coal as a viable source of energy is good news for Indonesia. In May 2011 Germany announced that it would phase out nuclear power production entirely by 2022….“

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October 2011 – WorldCoal “Asia’s changing landscape”

„Global coal markets have witnessed an unprecedented decade of growth from 2000 to early 2011. Coal has been the fastest growing source of fossil fuel – faster than oil or natural gas – for the last 10 years….“

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June 2010 – energlobe.de “Im Geschäft mit schwarzem Gold”

„Wie Trader den globalen Steinkohlehandel befeuern – Kohlehandel klingt altbacken und wie vom Aussterben bedroht. Doch das Gegenteil passiert gerade: Der Energiehunger der Schwellenländer wie China und Indien lässt das Geschäft mit der Steinkohle brummen wie nie zuvor….“

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2010 – Economics of the International Coal Trade – The Renaissance of Steam Coal

„Coal, the catalyst oft he industrial age, is now poised to shape how the world consumes energy in the twenty-first century. The ascendance of oil in the global economy to a looming peak is forcing countries, companies, and consumers to reconsider their relationship to something they cannot live without: energy…“

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October 2009 – WorldCoal “The Renaissance of Steam Coal”

„Lars Schernikau, HMS Bergbau AG, Germany, considers the potential development oft he steam coal trade. The World primary energy used today depends on the fossil fuels oil, coal and gas, in that order, to supply over 80% of demand….“

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