Congress program

Congress program of GeoTHERM digital 2021

You will find the congress program of GeoTHERM expo & congress structured by days. We wish you a lot of fun!

Thursday, 24 June 2021 - Deep geothermal energy
Thursday, 24 June 2021
10.10-10.20 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Welcome
Prof. Dr. Detlev Doherr, Scientific Director GeoTHERM Advisory Board

Opening words of the city of Offenburg
Marco Steffens, Mayor, City of Offenburg

10.20-10.30 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Word of Welcome    
Marko Komac, President European Federation of Geologists

10.30-10.50 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Empowering citizens and local communities for local geothermal projects
Dr. Isabel Fernandez, European Federation of Geologists

11.10-11.40 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award Ceremony 2021 - Presentation of the Winner

12.00-12.30 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture: Economic efficiency analysis of geothermal heat generation in the North German Basin
Speakers: Toni Ledig, Hagen Bültemeier, DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH

12.40-13.10 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Geothermal opportunities of the Upper Rotliegend in the North German Basin (NGB)
Speaker: Bob Harskamp, Well Engineering Partners (WEP)
Abstract for download

13.20-13.50 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Potential field methods in Geothermal exploration
Speaker: Sean Goodman, Seequent UK Ltd
Abstract for download

14.10-14.40 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Geothermal heat recovery from unused wells – requirements, planning and economic efficiency
Speaker: Dr. R. Wagner, BLZ Geotechnik GmbH

14.50-15.20 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture: Technologies and potential of deep closed heat exchangers in Germany
Speaker: Robert Winsloe, Eavor
Abstract for download

15.40-16.10 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: French Technical Committee For Deep Geothermal Resources
Speakers: Norbert Bommensatt, Nicolas Monneyron, ADEME Service Réseaux et Energies Renouvelables – Pôle géothermie et réseaux
Abstract for download

16.20-16.50 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Geothermal Energy projects in Serbia: Outcomes from GOSPEL study, a French-Serbian academic and industrial partnership
Speaker: Justine Mouchot, ARVERNE Geothermal
Abstract for download

 

Thursday, 24 June 2021 - Shallow geothermal energy
Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
12.00-12.30 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: The heat pump market in Germany: general political conditions and market perspective
Speaker: Dr. Martin Sabel, Bundesverband Wärmepumpe (BWP) e.V.

12.40-13.10 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: In Valorisation of existing energy potential through sustainable conversion and subsequent use of mine waters and mining infrastructure
Speaker: Dr. Rolf Schiffer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

13.20-13.50 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: Geomechanical considerations on the design of an underground heat store  at the former Dannenbaum Mine, Bochum; Germany
Speaker: Daniel Bücken, geomecon GmbH

14.10-14.40 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: 7 years of operating experience with heating and cooling of a hotel by 9x400m medium deep geothermal probes in a karst aquifer
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass,Technische Universität Darmstadt
Abstract for download

14.50-15.20 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: Alternative development of geothermal heat in water protection areas  and at bodies of water – examples of projects implemented as well as results of operating experiences
Speaker: Dipl.-Geol. Stefan Pohl, geo consult POHL
 

15.40-16.10 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: Orientating action aid for assessing the impacts of geothermal heat stores on groundwater quality
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Uwe Hiester, reconsite GmbH
 

16.20-16.50 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: A low surface footprint ground source heat pump system for collective buildings in urban environment
Speaker: Sylvain Thierry, Celsius Energy SAS
Abstract for download

Friday, 25 June 2021 - Deep geothermal energy
Friday, 25 June 2021
Anniversary session - 10 years of the Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie at GeoTHERM

09.10 AM - 13.10 PM

Deep geothermal energy
09.10-09.40 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Anniversary session – 10 years of the Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie at GeoTHERM
Speaker: Prof. Frank Schilling, Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie

09.50-10.20 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Transferring former hydrocarbon reservoirs into high temperature geothermal storage systems – a case study of the KIT Campus North
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Angewandte Geowissenschaften

10.30-11.00 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Geothermal Exploration Program for the DeepStor Project
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Eva Schill, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Nukleare Entsorgung

11.30-12.00 AM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Interaction with the Public and Co-Design of renewable energy projects
Speaker: Dr. Sophie Kuppler (KIT ITAS)

12.10-12.40 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Numerical and chemical modeling of the deep tertiary reservoir structures
Speaker: M.Sc. Kai Stricker, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Angewandte Geowissenschaften

12.50-13.20 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Lithium generation in geothermal energy plants in the Upper Rhine Rift: potential and challenges
Speakers: PD Dr. Jens Carsten Grimmer, Dr. Florencia Saravia, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Geothermal Engineering GmbH, DVGW-Forschungsstelle

13.50-14.20 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: Drilling dynamics simulation for deep geothermal energy
Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Georg-Peter Ostermeyer, Technische Universität Braunschweig

14.30-15.00 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture
: An integrated workflow of collaboration and communication for a Geothermal project
Speaker: Clare Baxter, Seequent UK Ltd
Abstract for download

15.10-15.40 PM

Congress 1 - Deep geothermal energy
Lecture: GEOCLAD: An Advanced Tool for Geothermal Energy Exploitation
Speaker: Vittorio Faluomi, Iacopo Borsi, José Antonio Beltrán Carrillo, Mónica Citores Fernández
Abstract for download

Friday, 25. June 2021 - Shallow geothermal energy
Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
09.10-09.40 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: The Austrian Geothermal Energy Association (GTÖ) –  new impulses for geothermal heat use in Austria
Speaker: Gregor Götzl, Austrian Geothermal Energy Association
 

09.50-10.20 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: The geothermal energy market in France – the 2020 industry overview
Speaker: Virginie Schmidlé-Bloch, Association Française des Professionnels de la Géothermie (AFPG)
Abstract for download

10.30-11.00 AM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: Sustainability of geothermal systems in the built environment
Speaker: Pejman Shoeibi Omrani, TNO
Abstract for download

11.30-12.00 AM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture: Influence of the load profile characteristics on the geothermal potential of geothermal probes
Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Koenigsdorff, Hochschule Biberach

12.10-12.40 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: 3-dimensional course measurement of a geothermal energy bore and what does the measurement system look like
Speaker: Lothar Anders, Gesellschaft für mobile Inspektionssysteme mbH, Tarik Vural, Heim Drilling Support-Equipment AG

12.50-13.20 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: Drilling depth restrictions, vertical borehole permeability, lack of space: Corrugated tube probes as problem solvers in difficult situations
Speaker: Benjamin Pernter, Jansen AG
 

13.50-14.20 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: Investigations of the influences on the quality of annulus fillings of borehole heat exchangers - Results from the joint project QEWSII
Speakers: Dr. Jens Kuckelkorn, ZAE Bayern; Dipl.-Ing. Tim Lutz, Solites
 

14.30-15.00 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: Energy efficient designs of borehole heat exchangers Comparison of double U-tube and coiled tube probes
Speaker: Dr. R. Wagner, BLZ Geotechnik GmbH
 

15.10-15.40 PM

Congress 2 - Shallow geothermal energy
Lecture
: GeoWPSys - Planning tool for the dimensioning of mono- and bivalent geothermal heat pump systems
Speaker: Sebastian Weck-Ponten, RWTH Aachen University

Side-Events

Side-Events - Thursday, 24 June 2021

Note: The congress language of the side events is English.

Workshop: GEO4CIVHIC-Project

The GEO4CIVHIC Project was launched in 2018 through the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 792355.

The main goal of GEO4CIVHIC is to develop and demonstrate easier to install and more efficient ground source heat exchangers, using innovative compact drilling machines tailored for the built environment.

The project also aims to develop or adapt heat pumps and other hybrid solutions in combination with renewable energy sources for retrofits through a holistic engineering and controls approach, for improving the return of investments.

GEO4CIVHIC's target is to accelerate the deployment of shallow geothermal systems for heating and cooling in retrofitting existing and historical buildings, in particular in narrow spaces. It is based on innovative solutions investigated by an international expert group of companies and research centres.

The workshop organized in the frame of Geotherm Offenburg 2021 Congress will present the achievements of the project during the last 2 years of research and development activity, dealing with: new types of ground source heat exchangers and drilling technologies & equipment, new types of heat pumps, digital technologies applied to the shallow geothermal domain.  

Programme
2:00-2:10 PM

General presentation of the GEO4CIVHIC Project and actual State of art
Adriana Bernardi

2:10 - 2:25 PM

Description of the different kind of sondes and installation techniques. Pilot at Padova. Description of the Hydra-RED sonde
Luc Pockelé

2:25-2:40 PM

Thematic maps to facilitate GSHP feasibility evaluation  and technology exploitation
Antonio Galgaro/ Eloisa Di Sipio

2:40-2:55 PM

New solutions and facilities to exploit GSHPs in urban environments
Javier Urchueguia

2:55-3:10 PM

Real demo site Battel (Belgium) - case study
Jacques Vercruysse

3:10-3:25 PM

Development of Ground-Source Heat Pumps with natural refrigerant for the reduction of the impact in historical buildings
Fabio Poletto

3:25-3:35 PM

Environmental considerations of New Shallow Geothermal Technologies
Ric Pasquali

3:35-3:45 PM

Digital technologies to accelerate GSHP adoption
Sarah Noyer

Side-Events - Friday, 25 June 2021

Note: The congress language of the side events is English.

Presentation: GEORISK- Project - 10.30-11.30 AM

Geothermal energy is a source of renewable heating, cooling, baseload electricity and lithium, critical for the success of the global energy transition. One of the chief barriers to successful, market-driven deployment of geothermal energy is the initial cost of drilling for the large-scale projects, constituting up to 70% of the total cost of a geothermal project.

The resource risk threatens the bankability of a geothermal project and it is a common issue for project developers all over the world. To address this issue, GEORISK project works to establish risk insurance all over Europe and in some key target third countries to cover this risk.

However, it appears clear that a de-risking scheme must be designed according to the market maturity of the sector. This session aims at providing the European geothermal industry with tools to assess the geological risks of their projects.

Programm

How to use the GEORISK Tool
Virginie Hamm, BRGM

Video presentation GEORISK,
Main takeaways on establishing a geothermal risk insurance scheme
Philippe Dumas, EGEC

The different geothermal derisking schemes
Ferid Seyidov, GEC-CO

Q&A

Side Events - Friday, 25 June 2021 - 14.30 PM

Note: The congress language of the side events is English.

Presentation: ORCHYD- Project

The project ORCHYD received a EU Horizon 2020 funding, to develop an innovative drilling technology for deep geothermal drilling.

Its objective is to combine percussion with high pressure water jet groove cutting, to increase the rate of penetration in hard rocks such as granite, hence reducing drilling costs.

The project kicked-off in January and will last 3 years.

Naveen Velmurugan, Technical Manager of ORCHYD