(Berlin, August 25, 2021) The congress will take place from November 30 to December 2, taking into account a detailed hygiene concept at the Haus der Technik in Essen.
This year, the Geothermal Congress 2021 will be held at the Haus der Technik in Essen in compliance with the safety measures specified by the authorities. Visitors can expect a total of 175 technical presentations, including workshops, sessions, poster sessions and keynotes. At the Science Bar competition, doctoral and final theses can win the young talent award of the German Geothermal Association. In addition, the AG Geothermal of the BMWi research network Energiewendebauen will present itself and invite discussions.
Dr. Erwin Knapek, President of the German Geothermal Association: "We are looking forward to the on-site specialist congress and hope that the industry will once again be able to network there in person. Together, we would like to drive forward the energy and especially the heat turnaround and the congress can help to find the right partners and experts for this. Should the pandemic hit us again, we will organize the congress digitally, as was successfully done last year. " For those interested from abroad, or people who do not wish to travel, a streaming ticket will also be offered as an alternative.
Prof. Dr. Horst Rüter, Head of the Scientific Committee: "We would like to thank for the numerous submissions, which are of high quality. Our topics this year include deep, mid-depth and near-surface geothermal energy, process heat and the use of mine water. The Scientific Committee has again prepared a very diverse and challenging program covering all aspects of geothermal uses."
Partner countries Switzerland and Austria
On Tuesday, November 30, the congress will start with a workshop day. Highlights include workshops by the partner countries Switzerland and Austria and the joint DACH workshop on the regulatory framework for the use of deep geothermal energy comparing the rules in these countries. In addition, the German section of the international association WING - Women in Geothermal will be officially accomplished in a kick-off workshop on Tuesday. The day will end with an Icebreaker evening for visitors.
Wednesday continues with the official opening, lectures and poster sessions. Topics include geothermal-derived lithium, cold local heating networks, mine water utilization and innovative drilling techniques. At the social evening, the German Geothermal Association will celebrate its 30th founding anniversary.
Thursday, December 2, visitors can expect, among other things, technical presentations on a "Strategy Paper Geothermal" of the Fraunhofer Institutes, sessions on the industrial use of geothermal heat and the lighthouse project of the Schwerin municipal utilities in the field of medium-depth geothermal energy. In addition, the Award for Outstanding Young Scientists and the Science Bar Young Scientists Award will be presented on Thursday.
The program can be viewed >>>here<<< and is also partly offered in English. Registration is open.