After the successful European Geothermal Congress in cooperation with the European Geothermal Council (EGEC) in Berlin, the German Geothermal Association (BVG) is already planning the next German Geothermal Congress in Essen. It will take place from October 17-19, 2023 in Essen at the Haus der Technik. Up-to-date information is available via our Geothermal Congress Newsletter.
Also in 2023 there will be a thematic diversity: In addition to the overarching topics of sector coupling, legal framework conditions for the heat transition, heat pumps, and heat grids and storage, there will also be specific focal points for deep and near-surface geothermal energy respectively. For deep geothermal energy, the focus will be on exploration, material use, medium-depth geothermal energy, and the complex of reservoir development and management. In the area of near-surface geothermal energy, concepts for cost reduction and measures to increase efficiency will be covered, as will cold local heating networks and neighborhood concepts, as well as quality assurance and groundwater protection. In addition, other scientific topics on geothermal energy can be submitted.
With a call for papers, the German Geothermal Association will call from spring 2023 on interested parties to present their current scientific findings at the DGK. Young scientists* are also invited to participate in the "Science Bar". The poster competition offers the opportunity to present bachelor's, master's or doctoral theses on the topic of geothermal energy to a broad professional audience. The best presentation will be awarded with the Young Scientist Award of the German Geothermal Energy Association (Bundesverband Geothermie e.V.).