"Advances in Raw Material Industries for Sustainable Development Goals" presents the results of joint scientific research conducted in the context of the Russian-German Raw Materials Forum. Today Russia and Germany are exploring various forms of cooperation in the field of mining, geology, mineralogy, mechanical engineering and energy. Russia and Germany are equally interested in expanding cooperation and modernizing the economy in terms of sustainable development. The main theme of this article collection is connected with existing business ventures and ideas from both Russia and Germany. In this book the authors regard complex processes in mining industry from various points of view, including:
- modern technologies in prospecting, exploration and development of mineral resources
- progressive methods of natural and industrial mineral raw materials processing
- energy technologies and digital technologies for sustainable development
- cutting-edge technologies and innovations in the oil and gas industry.
Working with young researchers, supporting their individual professional development and creating conditions for their mobility and scientific cooperation are essential parts of Russian-German Raw Materials Forum founded in Dresden 13 years ago.
This collection represents both willingness of young researchers to be involved in large-scale international projects like Russian-German Raw Material Forum and the results of their long and thorough work in the promising areas of cooperation between Russia and Germany.
Professor Vladimir Litvinenko, Doctor of Engineering, Professor; Rector of Saint Petersburg Mining University since 1994. Author of over 250 scientific papers including 5 monographs, 65 patents and inventions (Russian and international ones), Laureate of State Prize of the Russian Federation in Science and Technology for “Geological Atlas of Russia”, Laureate of Russian Government Award in Science and Technology for “Development and implementation of environmentally friendly combined technologies of ore mining and complex ore processing that ensured putting into operation and development of the unique Yakovlevsky mine of rich iron ore” (2008), Laureate of St. Petersburg Government Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of higher and secondary vocational education (2008). Recipient of state awards the Order of Honor (1998), Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 4th degree (2003) and 3d degree (2010). Member of the Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environmental Security; Member of the Government Commission on the Fuel and Energy Complex, the Reserve Replacement and Improving the Economy's Energy Efficiency. Chairperson of the Russian-German Raw Materials Forum from the Russian side. Chair of the Governing Board of the International Competence Centre Category 2 for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO. Honorary Doctor of Freiberg University of Mining and Technology since 2014.