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GeoTHERM 2018

More than 200 exhibitors at GeoTHERM 2018

Guest of honor will be Asia / Two parallel congresses addressing shallow and deep geothermal energy / Finalists of European Geothermal Innovation Award are announced

Offenburg, Germany. GeoTHERM will be taking place in its meanwhile established form at 1st and 2nd March 2018 at the Exhibition Center Offenburg in Germany. Within the last eleven years the amount of exhibitors has consequently risen up. At the upcoming GeoTHERM more than 200 exhibitors of shallow and deep geothermal energy will be present and the commitment of the geothermal companies and institutions is stronger than ever before.
Additionally in cooperation with the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the International Energy Agency - Geothermal Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Geothermal TCP) an Asia Symposium will take place on the exhibition grounds in Offenburg on 28th of February (the day before GeoTHERM).
Apart from the trade fair and the symposium attendees can participate in two parallel congresses, bringing the latest expertise regarding both shallow and deep geothermal energy. Concerning the high amount of international participants all lectures will be simultaneously translated into English, French and German. For GeoTHERM 2018 around 3500 visitors from around 50 nations are expected in Offenburg.
European Geothermal Innovation Award
More over the winner of European Geothermal Innovation Award will be published at the key session of GeoTHERM at 1st March at 10.40 am in congress room 1. In total five finalists have been announced for the awarding:

    • GDF Latin America (Germany), the first multi-donor climate initiative offering risk mitigation for surface studies and appraisal drillings during the exploration phase of geothermal projects in Latin America.
    • GPC Instrumentation Process (France), for the design and implementation of the first sub-horizontal well in a geothermal project, a technique so far only used for oil drilling that allows to drain more hot water over a long length.
    • Politecnico di Torino (Italy), for their system ENERTUN, that allows transforming a tunnel lining into a low enthalpy geothermal system.
    • PORCIÓ Ltd. (Hungary), for the Gyopáros Production and Reinjection Geothermal System, in operation at Gyopáros Thermal SPA.
    • RWTH Aachen University (Germany), for the development of their Temperature Sensor Module (TSM) for detecting groundwater flow velocity and direction near a borehole heat exchanger.

All presentations of the congress are simultaneously translated into English, French and German. The tickets include trade fair, congress participation, the catalogue, simultaneous translation and the subscription to the online library.
Ticket for one day (free choice of day)    42,00 EUR incl. VAT
Ticket for two days                                62,00 EUR incl. VAT 

Address of the Location and Organizer
Exhibition Center Offenburg, Schutterwälder. Str. 3, 77656 Offenburg, Germany.
For further information in English, French and German please visit
For detailed questions please do not hesitate to contact the project team of GeoTHERM by phone +49 (0)781 9226-254 or E-Mail

Final press release 17th of February 2017

Trade fair GeoTHERM recorded strong internationalization

Offenburg. Taking place for the eleventh time GeoTHERM – expo & congress confirms again its position as Europe’s biggest meeting place for geothermal energy. Exhibitors as well as visitors mark GeoTHERM as exceptional successful event. International guests from 47 nations visited the trade fair in Offenburg on 15th and 16th of February 2017. Among them visitors from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Chile, North America, Argentina, Peru, El Salvador and Europe.
191 exhibitors (previous year 180) in the fields of Deep and Shallow Geothermal Energy could benefit from GeoTHERM to establish and strengthen contacts. Especially the combination of trade fair and congress with about 40 lectures offered the possibility to get comprehensive information. There was a general agreement that the energy revolution could only be reached with geothermal energy. The president of the federal association for geothermal energy Dr. Erwin Knapek emphasized the importance of this sustainable form of energy in his speech in the beginning of the congress. Because of the strong internationalization all speeches have been translated simultaneously into English, French and German.
This year the event has been complemented by a Latin America Symposium which has been organized in cooperation with the International Energy Agency and the International Association of Geothermal Energy. International representatives could exchange about activities, knowledge and projects in the geothermal industry of Latin America, as the countries there command enormous geothermal resources that have to be exploited long-lasting.
European Geothermal Innovation Award

The European Geothermal Innovation Award was established for GeoTHERM from the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) to honor outstanding accomplishments. This year the prize has been handed by EGEC president Ruggero Bertani to the company enOware GmbH to honor the miniaturized sensor that allows a professional planning, monitoring and measuring of near-surface heat exchangers.
The nominees in alphabetical order have been: HakaGerodur AG (Switzerland), Huisman Well Technology BV (Netherlands), Jansen AG (Switzerland) and SWM Services GmbH (Germany).
The twelth GeoTHERM will take place on 1st and 2nd of March 2018 at the Exhibition Center Offenburg.

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