Offenburg. The GeoTHERM offers on 5. and 6. March as Europe largest Geothermie trade fair with congress area for intensive exchange and current discussions. Thereby the meeting combines skillfully the surface near as well as depth Geothermie. Over 200 exhibitors have registered and already at the last event over 3,600 trade visitors were registered. The national as well as international network of the geothermal energy unfolds thus once annually at the fair location Offenburg a comprehensive mirror of the industry.
The Netherlands are partner country of the GeoTHERM 2020, thus Dutch exhibitors present themselves jointly in the Dutch pavilion. GeoTHERM will be opened by the Deputy Director for Sustainable Heat and Underground Policy Mr. Ruud Cino from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands and the Ministerial Director Helmfried Meinel from the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy Management Baden-Württemberg. Both will provide impetus with a keynote address at the beginning of the congress on March 5.
Current topics and issues in near-surface and deep geothermal energy will be discussed in around 40 specialist presentations. In addition, the two-day North Atlantic Symposium, which will take place in parallel, will offer trade visitors the opportunity to exchange information on current activities, findings and projects in the northern countries bordering the Atlantic. The countries around the North Atlantic are Canada, the USA, Iceland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal.
The conference language of the symposium is English. Admission to the symposium is included in the regular trade show and congress ticket. All other congress presentations at GeoTHERM will be simultaneously translated German-English-French.
Citizens' event on geothermal energy by the State Research Center for Geothermal Energy
Research on geothermal energy in Baden-Württemberg has been coordinated by the Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie (LfZG) since 2009. The LFZG is an independent institution of the state of Baden-Württemberg with the aim of promoting and making transparent interdisciplinary research, teaching, training and technology development on geothermal energy in Baden-Württemberg. The LFZG is the association of active scientific institutions in the state working on geothermal energy topics. The tasks of the LFZG focus on research, teaching and innovation in geothermal energy.
Just as important to the LFZG as the coordination of research activities in Baden-Württemberg is the provision of technical information to the public and independent advice to citizens, authorities, politicians and industry based on the latest scientific findings.
At the GeoTHERM citizens' event on March 5 at 3 p.m., interested citizens will have the opportunity to talk with LFZG researchers about the potential of geothermal energy in today's energy mix, receive information about the many different applications of geothermal energy or the technical implementation of near-surface and deep geothermal energy. This will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The venue for the citizens' event is conference room 3 in the basement of the Oberrheinhalle, North Entrance. Attendance at the citizens' event is free of charge, but registration is requested at geotherm [at] messe-offenburg.de.
Finalists of the Ruggero Bertani - Geothermal Innovation Award 2020.
Initiated by the European Geothermal Energy Council, the Ruggero Bertani Geothermal Innovation Award 2020 will be presented in cooperation with Messe Offenburg during GeoTHERM. The five finalists for the award have already been determined. In alphabetical order, they are Bakker Oilfield Supply (Netherlands), Carbfix (Iceland), Eavor GmbH (Germany), Vulcan Energie Ressourcen GmbH (Germany) and ZAE Bayern (Germany).
The jury will now select the winner from the finalists, who will be announced at the GeoTHERM evening event on March 5.
The combination ticket for congress and trade fair costs in the advance booking for one day 42 EUR and for both days 62 EUR. The ticket can be booked conveniently online at www.geotherm-offenburg.de. At the box office the ticket costs 49 EUR for one day and 69 EUR for both days. Participation in the citizens' event on March 5, followed by a guided tour, is free of charge after advance registration at geotherm [at] messe-offenburg.de.
Venue and organizer / opening hours
Offenburg Exhibition Center, Schutterwälder Str. 3, 77656 Offenburg, Germany.
Opening hours: Thursday from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Information about GeoTHERM is available at www.geotherm-offenburg.de. The GeoTHERM team will be happy to answer any questions or suggestions at geotherm [at] messe-offenburg.de or +49 (0)781 9226-254.