18. júní 2009

Open conference on geothermal energy

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 georg@orkugardur.is.

Agenda:

13:30-13:40      Opening address by the Minister of Industry
                                  Katrín Júlíusdóttir

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 

————————————– coffee break ———————————-

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