DEBRIV is the federal German association of all lignite producing companies and their affiliated organisations.

It was founded more than 130 years ago in the city Halle upon Saale located in central Germany. Since its foundation its objective was to promote the technical, scientific, economic, and political development of the lignite industry.

Obviously, since reunification of Germany in 1990 DEBRIV´s role as platform for the representation of the common interests of all companies in the lignite industry has become considerably more important.



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