Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG) is a mining company headquartered in Zeitz, a town in the Burgenlandkreis district of Saxony-Anhalt. The company’s core business is the production and sale of raw brown coal (also known as lignite). It employs around 3,000 people.
With its Profen (Saxony-Anhalt) and United Schleenhain (Saxony) mines, MIBRAG contributes over 10 percent to total brown coal production in Germany. The company’s output amounts to around 20 million tonnes annually, the vast majority going to the power stations at Schkopau in Saxony-Anhalt and Lippendorf in Saxony. Other major customers include the Südzucker AG sugar mill in Zeitz and municipal utility companies in Dessau and Chemnitz.
In addition to its mines, MIBRAG also operates a processing plant and two power stations. These supply power for mining operations, and district heating and process steam for around 4,000 local customers.