Thursday, 14.02.19

Congress 1 - Deep Geothermal Energy 

10.10 - 10.25


Dr. Erwin Knapek, President of Bundesverbandes Geothermie

10.25 - 10.40


Alexander Richter, President of International Geothermal Association (IGA)

10.40 - 11.00

Presentation of the Ruggero Bertani - European Geothermal Innovation Award

Miklos Antics, President of EGEC Geothermal Energy Council

11.00 - 12.30   


12.30 - 12.55

First Deep Geothermal project in Scandinavia

Tero Saarno, St1 Deep Heat Oy, Finland

12.55 - 13.20

Optimization of Geothermal Resource Development

William George Harrar, Ross DK, Denmark

13.20 - 13.45

The heating market and the legal framework of the geothermal sector in Poland

RA Henning von Zanthier, LL.M, VON ZANTHIER& SCHULZ, Poland/ Germany

13.45 - 14.10

Transition to a non-fossil energy system – geothermal projects and technical developments in Sweden

Dr. Joachim Karthäuser, Climeon, Sweden

14.10 - 14.30

Advanced technologies fpr characterization of geothermal reservoirs

Prof. Dr. Yuri Popov, Russia, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow

14.30 - 15.15


15.15 - 15.45

Research, Development and Deployment Advancing Deep Geothermal Energy Utilisation and Geothermal Technology

Brian Carey, IEA Geothermal

>> Abstract

15.45 - 16.15

Sustainable climate control through deep geothermal energy

Thorsten Weimann, gec-co Global Engineering & Consulting-Company GmbH

16.15 - 16.45

Experiencing "cross-over" between the oil, gas and geothermal industries: a service company's perspective

Giovanni Sosio, Schlumberger

>> Abstract

16.45 - 17.15

(Environmental) impact of inhibitors applied in the geothermal sector in The Netherlands

Mw. Fenna van de Watering PhD, Witteveen + Bos

>> Abstract


Congress 2 - Shallow Geothermal Energy 

11.45 - 12.15

The geothermal Energy Market in Europa - EGEC Market Report 2018/2019

Philippe Dumas, EGEC European Geothermal Energy Council

12.15 - 12.45

The status quo and future perspectives of heat pump technology

Dr. Martin Sabel, Bundesverband Wärmepumpe (BWP) e.V.

12.45 - 13.15

Shallow Geothermal Energy in rural area districts

Alexander Wolf, Unterfränkische Überlandzentrale eG

13.15 - 14.00   


14.00 - 14.30

New approaches for fostering the use of shallow geothermal energy in central Europe - Results from the Interreg Central Europe project GeoPLASMA-CE

Gregor Götzl, Geologische Bundesanstalt Wien

>> Abstract

14.30 - 15.00

New technologies for deep, impermeable and pressure-tight geothermal probes in difficult geological conditions

Benjamin Pernter, Jansen AG

15.00 - 15.30

Geothermal energy absorber systems

Volkmar Frotscher, GeoCollect GmbH

15.30 -16.15


16.15 - 16.45

Developing geothermal energy from abandoned mines: challenges in surveying and planning, selecting a heat exchanger and results from operational experiences

Dipl.-Geol. Stefan Pohl, geo consult Pohl

16.45 - 17. 15

The energetic utilisation of mine water through a deep geothermal energy probe in the Eduard shaft in Alsdorf

Dr. Thomas Mathews, Sachverständigenbüro Dr. Mathews GmbH

Friday, 15.02.19

Congress 1 - Deep Geothermal Energy

09.15 - 09.45

Linking sectors for an ecological power supply in Markt Holzkirchen

Dr. rer. pol. Thomas Reif, Gaßner, Groth, Siederer & Coll. Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

09.45 - 10.15

Update on the operations of the geothermal ORC plants delivered to Europe

Andrea Duvia, Turboden S.p.A.

10.15 -10.45

The Insheim geothermal energy plant: six years of successful operation; more chances than risks!

Jörg Uhde, Pfalzwerke geofuture GmbH

10.45 - 11.15

PannErgy’s largest geothermal energy investment in north-western Hungary

Atilla Csaba Kovacs, Geo-Log Ltd

>> Abstract

11.15 - 11.45

ThermoDrill - a project description and first results

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Stoxreiter, Montanuniversität Loeben

>> Abstract

11.45 -12.30  


12.30 - 13.00

Investigation of soft stimulation measures from a techno-economic point of view under consideration of risk factors

Sören Welter, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

>> Abstract

13.00 - 13.30

Premium treatment system for granite and sandstone formations - Fluid development and field trial in a geothermal well

Dr. Nils Recalde Lummer, Fangmann Energy Services GmbH & Co. KG

>> Abstract

13.30 - 14.00

Lithium in thermal water: a chance for geothermal energy in the Rhine rift valley

Dr.-Ing. Horst Kreuter, GeoThermal Engineering GmbH

14.00 - 14.30

Differences in cementing between oil-gas and geothermal wells

Yashar Yadigarov, DEUTECS GmbH

>> Abstract

14.30 - 15.00

The compact and flexible generation of power from excess heat

Julian Lechner, Orcan Energy AG


Congress 2 - Shallow Geothermal Energy 

09.30 - 10.00

The strategic planning of geothermal energy probes: taking future neighbourhood usages into consideration when planning systems and space

Dr. Joachim Poppei, CSD INGENIEURE AG

10.00 - 10.30

A geothermal information system for the design, evaluation and approval of geothermal energy systems

M.Sc. Sebastian Weck-Ponten, RWTH Aachen University, Lehrstuhl für Energieeffizientes Bauen E3D

10.30 - 11.00

Geothermal system construction, operation and monitoring

B.Eng Frank Burkhardt, Burkhardt GmbH

11.00 - 11.40

The QEWS II – Quality assurance for geothermal energy probes – joint project

Dipl.-Ing. Hanne Karrer, Adinda Van de Ven, ZAE Bayern

11.40 -12.10

The development of measurable quality criteria for geothermal energy probe backfilling under realistic constraints, EWS-tech II          

Dipl.-Geol. Olaf Ukelis, EIFER I European Institute for Energy Research

12.10 - 13.15


13.15 - 13.45

Thermal Response Test at Constant Temperature for Ground Heat Exchangers

Dr. Murat Aydin, International Geothermal Centre - GZB Bochum University of Applied Sciences

>> Abstract

13.45 -14.15

The thermal influence of geothermal systems near surface areas

Dr. Henk J. L. Witte, Groenholland Geo-Energiesystemen BV


Highly-efficient geothermal energy for residential areas            

Dipl.-Phys. Ing. Andreas Lahme, alware GmbH, Dipl. Geol. Dr. David Kuntz, tewag - Technologie - Erdwärmeanlagen - Umweltschutz GmbH

14.45 -15.15

Less is more: why less water has a better yield

Manfred Brenner, Dipl.-Geol. Bertram Schrade HPC AG


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