In connection with the kick off meeting of GEORG EEIG (GEOthermal Research Group) there will be an open conference on geothermal energy research and the opportunities and challenges related to this graet energy source. A number of respected experts and scientists will address the conference following an opening address by the Icelandic minister of industry.
The conference will be on June 18, 2009. 13:30-17:00 at Reykjavik Engergy headquarters, Bæjarhálsi 1.
Open to the public and without admission fee. Participants are kindly asked to register by an e-mail to [email protected].
13:30-13:40 Opening address by the Minister of Industry
13:40-13:50 Address by GEORG Chairman of the Board
Sigurður Magnús Garðarsson
13:50-14:10 The earth, new challenges and opportunities
Ólafur G. Flóvenz, Iceland GeoSurvey
14:10-14:30 The role of EGEC (European Geothermal Energy Council) in Europe and
the RHC (renewable heating and cooling) technology platform
Fabrice Boissier, BRGM
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15:00-15:20 New Approaches for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Research in Europe
Ernst Huenges, GFZ
15:20-15:40 Geothermal energy utilization – technical challenges
Geir Þórólfsson & Jónas Matthíasson, HS-Orka and Verkis
15:40-16:00 Environmental aspects of geothermal utilization
Einar Gunnlaugsson, Reykjavik Energy
16:00-16:20 The impact of geothermal utilisation on Icelandic society
Sveinn Agnarsson, University of Iceland
16:30-17:00 Panel discussion
17:00 Social program