The IGA and the Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK) are proud to announce their first joint webinar “Opportunities for Oil & Gas in Geothermal: Spotlight on East Africa“. Date: 7th Oct. 2021 8am ET, 2pm CEST and 3pm EAT.

Speakers include:

  • Erwan Le Gouadec, Vallourec
  • Stephen Onacha, Akiira Geothermal Ltd.
  • Marit Brommer, IGA
  • Mike Karanja, GAK (Moderator)

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/opportunities-for-oil-and-gas-in-geothermal-spotlight-on-east-africa-tickets-178637809497

Energy use is responsible for about one-third of greenhouse gases emitted by food systems. However, large disparities remain in the access to and use of sustainable, clean energy for agricultural activities across the world.

In the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit and the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, accelerated action is needed to achieve sustainability and climate resilience for both food and energy systems.

In a joint statement issued today by the International Geothermal Association and over 45 leading renewable energy players under the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, renewable energy and agriculture sectors were urged to break down silos and collaborate.

By jointly advancing the integration of renewables in the agriculture sector, stakeholders can make an essential contribution towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and global climate objectives.

Geothermal energy can offer multiple solutions for agriculture and food sectors: heating for greenhouses and soil fertilization, food drying and sustainable aquaculture, spirulina and algae cultivation.

In its joint statement, the Coalition for Action puts forward the following five recommendations for governments, the renewable energy sector, and the agriculture sector to jointly consider:

  1. Cross-sectoral strategies to co-ordinate the planning and implementation of energy transition and food systems transformation.
  2. Multifaceted financing tools to improve access to capital for farmers, enterprises and end-users.
  3. Innovative, cross-sectoral business models that enable energy access and improved agricultural yields while protecting biodiversity, ecosystems and communities.
  4. Capacity-building initiatives to provide local actors with relevant skills, knowledge and resources to integrate renewable energy solutions in agriculture projects.
  5. Improved data on renewables applications in agriculture to de-risk projects, improve acceptability and effectively guide sustainable investments.

Read more about Coalition for Action: www.coalition.irena.org.

The Fort Nelson First Nation in British Columbia, Canada: the drilling of two full-size geothermal wells in the Clarke Lake field has now been completed.

Clarke Lake Geothermal Project also became “Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal”, which means “water steam”. An indigenous name is a step towards decolonizing the site’s identity and was chosen to represent the traditional Dene territory.

Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal is a state of the art project that will revolutionize the North by creating opportunities for generations to come. Fort Nelson First Nation is pursuing this sustainable energy project to create a vibrant future for our people and our neighbouring communities.

Chief Gale of Fort Nelson First Nation, Chair of Deh Tai LP

Early field results confirm the existence of highly porous rock and high temperatures in the geothermal reservoir of 120 degrees Celsius or more.

The International Geothermal Association is happy to welcome Eavor as a new corporate club member.

Eavor is a technology based Energy company led by a team dedicated to creating a clean, reliable and affordable energy future on a global scale.

Absolutely thrilled to see Eavor joining the global stage and supporting the IGA in its mission: developing geothermal energy anywhere to contribute to a low-carbon and affordable future energy mix. Exciting times to be in geothermal – welcome to the club Eavor!

Marit Brommer, IGA Executive Director

Eavor’s solution (Eavor-Loop™) represents the world’s first truly scalable form of clean, baseload and dispatchable power. As a completely closed-loop system, Eavor has the advantage of no fracking, no GHG emissions, no earthquake risk, no water use, no produced brine or solids, and no aquifer contamination. Eavor instead circulates a benign working fluid which is completely isolated from the environment in a closed-loop, much like a massive subsurface radiator.

Eavor is pleased to align with organizations that continue to bring awareness and shine a light on the geothermal industry.  The IGA is an excellent example of continuing to push the needle forward and Eavor is proud to support

John Redfern, CEO Eavor

Find out more about Eavor and their technolohy here: www.eavor.com

Download and read the full press release below.

The geothermal data is quite fragmented not only within different international energy entities but also within the industry sector itself. This results in misrepresentation of the geothermal energy sector within international energy reports and contributes to confusion between geothermal industry players.

To address this challenge, since January 2021, the International Geothermal Association has started to build a framework on geothermal data collection methods and standards. This work is led by the IGA Education and Information Committee with the goal to support the process of collecting, storing, and sharing coherent geothermal data.

As an outcome, each group will deliver updated datasets for both power and heat to be used as standards for the IGA data collection. These standards will be used for customized questionnaires for the World Geothermal Congresses Country Updates and proposed for reference to other organizations.

The first round of revisions will be finalized prior the WGC 2020+1 in Reykjavik, Iceland and implemented fully by WGC2023 in Beijing, China.

Support the renewable energy development in the geothermal Indonesian sector today!

The Indonesian Geothermal Association (INAGA) as the premier association for geothermal sector in Indonesia, brings you the 2nd DIIGC 2021 which will be held in conjunction with the 21st Annual Scientific Convention of the Indonesian Geothermal Association (INAGA).

The 2nd Indonesia International Geothermal Convention (DIGC) 2021 will be held on 21 – 24 September 2021 through Zoom Application Platform. This year’s theme is “Advancement Through Creative Technology Innovation”.

To know more about the conference, please visit: www.iigce.com.

The 5th edition of the Global Renewable Energy Forum (GREF) is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and REN21 – the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century.

GREF 2021 takes place as a hybrid conference on September 16, 2021, from 9:00-13:15 hrs (CEST).

More and more countries and companies commit to net zero-emission strategies, and roughly 73% of global CO2 emissions are subject to specific net-zero targets. Renewables continue to increase and reported a record year in 2020. Yet, to move toward a net zero-emission pathway, annual additions of wind and solar capacity must increase four-fold by 2030, making the 2020s a decisive decade. Limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C by mid-century requires an energy transition based on renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies.

Cities play a crucial role in achieving the energy transition not only in the power sector but also in end-use sectors lagging in the uptake of renewables that constitute serious obstacles to attaining net zero-emission targets. Particularly heating has not seen much addition of renewables in recent years.

Against this backdrop, GREF 2021 focuses on net zero-emission pathways of the public and private sectors and the role of cities in the energy transition, with a particular focus on buildings. It demonstrates ways to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and particularly focuses on how to implement ambitious 2030 targets.

The partners of the conference are ICLEI, International Geothermal Association (IGA), Eurosolar, UNIDO ITPO Germany, World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Germanwatch, the EnergyAgency.NRW, and the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW).

For online participation, please kindly register here: Registration

For more information, please visit: twitter.com/GREF2021

The Society of Petroleum Engineers – Gulf Coast Section is pleased to inform you that it is organizing the 9th semi-annual Energy Professionals Hiring Event for professionals of energy and upstream oil & gas disciplines.

The Hiring Event is one of the most remarkable happenings that bring together experienced & talented professionals with employers and recruiters from various sectors “virtually under one roof”, thereby serving as the platform for open and vast-ranging employment opportunities. The Hiring Event will be held both online and face to face in Houston and will take place on October 12th, 2021.

All IGA members are entitled to participate in the vent as job seekers!

The SPE-GCS will be partnering with Texas Workforce Solutions and over 40 other professional organizations to make this event inclusive and representative of the industry segment.  The virtual platform will be provided by Texas Workforce Solutions, and there will also be a face-to-face component this fall at the Steve Radack Community Center in Houston, resulting in a hybrid event.

For more information about the event, location, time, registration, participants, visit the website: https://www.spegcs.org/hiring-event/.

We are looking forward to the 8th Geothermal Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (GEOLAC 2021) – a virtual event organized by New Energy and co-hosted with the Inter-American Development Bank, ESMAP and the World Bank. It takes place on September 8-10, 2021 and we would be happy to see you there!

The IGA sponsored session “Why geothermal energy is the game changer for green hydrogen production” include many panelists. Among them – Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the IGA. In the session participants will hold a multi-part conversation about the potential for geothermal produced hydrogen. Experts will discuss what needs to be done to turn ideas into action.

The second part of this discussion will take place at the World Geothermal Congress on October 24-27th in Iceland.

IGA members can register with 25% discount: newenergyevents.com/geolac/attend. Join us at GEOLAC!

For more information please go to: newenergyevents.com/geolac