International Geothermal Association is hapy to announce the new partnership with New Energy for the 8th Geothermal Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (GEOLAC 2021), taking place September 8-10, 2021.

GEOLAC 2021 arrives at a critical time for the industry – and for the region. What role can geothermal play in re-activating Latin American and Caribbean economies post-Covid and how can it help the region respond to the need to decarbonize? Join us at GEOLAC 2021 as we address the pivotal questions.

All IGA members will receive a special 25% discount when they register for GEOLAC using the code on the last page of registration. To get the IGA code log in to member’s area with your login and password.

To find out more about the event go to: newenergyevents.com/geolac

To register now with 25% discount go to: newenergyevents.com/geolac/attend

ETH Zurich established with the “Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences and Geoenergies” a unique research infrastructure in a tunnel 1.5 kilometres below the Swiss Alps. In the BedrettoLab, ETH Zurich studies in close collaboration with national and international partners questions related to geothermal energy, earthquake physics and the deployment of novel techniques and sensors in these fields.

The BedrettoLab is launching a newsletter, which is available in English. Sign up here to gain exclusive insights and to learn about current developments at the BedrettoLab!

Image credit: Installation of the monitoring sensors. © Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich, 2020 (Image: Luxwerk.ch).

More about ETH Zurich: ethz.ch/de.

Our partner REN21 has just released their Global Status Report, which is already available for download.

As the world’s only crowd-sourced report on renewable energy, the Renewable Global Status Report is in a class of its own. It covers policies, markets, and much more while telling the most up-to-date global story on renewable energy. The reporting process embodies REN21’s core values of collaboration, rigor, transparency.

Access the report now here: www.ren21.net

Photo credit: REN21.

The International Geothermal Association is very happy to welcome GEOLOG as a new corporate club member. We are excited to see such a valuable player as part of our global industry network.

´Born 40 years ago to support the Italian Geothermal industry, Geolog has expanded its expertise working in numerous and diverse Geothermal ‘hotspots’ including Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Chile and France. I am happy to now see a resurgence of interest in this everlasting source of sustainable energy and happy that Geolog can help its customers in reducing the costs and uncertainties of their geothermal wells, conscious that a thorough understanding of the geology is key to the commercialisation of any geothermal project´.

Richard Calleri, CEO Geolog

GEOLOG is a world leader in oilfield services delivering solutions and expertise to National, International and Independent Oil, Gas and Geothermal operators globally. Since its founding in Milan, Italy in 1982, GEOLOG has developed effective and cost-effective alternative solutions to complex and expensive downhole measurement tools.

As part of its strategy to become the global supplier of choice, GEOLOG has gained experience in over 70 countries worldwide, performing services and assisting operators onshore and offshore, during exploration, development and appraisal programs in shallow to ultra-deep water, HP/HT, unconventional oil and gas and geothermal wells.

´In the coming decade we will see the geothermal sector scale up to a mature energy provider that is able to offer a cost-effective, clean, baseload supply to its customers. We are delighted having Geolog joining us as corporate member with their vision on sustainability and the role of the subsurface for achieving SDG 7: Clean and affordable energy for all.´

Marit Brommer, IGA Executive Director

Find out more about GEOLOG and services they provide: www.geolog.com.

Join us today at the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 for the third virtual event of the onine series and learn about recent developments in engineering.

Speakers will present on a number of topics including Drilling and Completion, Reservoir Engineering, Corossion and Scaling, Power Generation, Production Engineering and many others.

Join live event here: www.wgc2020.com

Join a unique opportunity to develop your business, identify new projects and partnerships!

GeoDays event organized by our partner Avenia in collaboration with AFPG is 100% digital and will cover multiple topics. Speakers from around the world will talk about business and innovation in such sectors as oil & gas, deep geothermal, mining and quarries with a particular focus on exploration of domestic resources, seismicity estimation and simulation methodologies in subsurface activities.

Key six target sectors being covered at the event are:

Join three days of B2B Meetings, Open Innovation, Conferences & Workshops: www.geodays-event.com.

(PRESS RELEASE, Berlin, 9th of June 2021) Dr. Erwin Knapek, President of the German Geothermal Association, on the partnership: “In order to strengthen the country community of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, we recently extended the editorial responsibilities of our magazine Geothermal Energy to the geothermal associations of Switzerland and Austria. Consequently, it was also obvious for us to show this newly strengthened cooperation at this year’s Geothermal Congress.” As the congress is planned again on location in the City of Essen this year, joint and independent workshops of the partner countries are also to be held there.

“We are looking forward to the first-time cooperation of the geothermal associations in the DACH region for the Geothermal Congress and are convinced that increased joint communication in the German-speaking region in the future will improve the visibility and relevance of geothermal energy to decision-makers,” said Dr. Peter Seifert, chairman of the Geothermal Association of Austria.

The president of Geothermie-Schweiz, Nathalie Andenmatten Berthoud, also knows the value of international cooperation: “It makes it possible to benefit from each other’s expertise, improve common practices, and generally make better use of the potential of geothermal energy in the countries. With this in mind, Geothermal Switzerland has already entered into a partnership with the French association in 2019. I am very pleased that we are now intensifying this exchange in the German-speaking region as well.”

The call for papers is currently running until 30th of June and invites interested parties to submit recent scientific results.

The congress will take place from November 30 to December 2, 2021 at the Haus der Technik in the City of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Our global network of geothermal leaders keeps on growing! We are delighted to welcome TGS as our new corporate club member.

TGS offers a wide range of energy data to meet the industry where it’s at and where it’s headed. Their vast collection of global energy resource data will enable you to make the best investment decisions.

We are pleased to join the IGA community and to enable further understanding of geothermal energy potential around the world with our data and insight. We are excited to be leveraging our core strengths to help shape the future of energy.”

Ms Katja Akentieva, Vice President, New Energy Solutions at TGS

Using innovative imaging and machine learning solutions, coupled with robust data-driven analysis, TGS creates unique, actionable insights from raw energy data. These insights can reduce risks and enable a more detailed understanding of natural resource investments.

In the coming decade we will see the geothermal sector scale up to a mature energy provider that is able to offer a cost-effective, clean, baseload supply to its customers. Derisking the subsurface through excellent data collection, interpretation and visualisation is paramount. I am delighted to see TGS joining us as corporate member and we look forward to our collaboration very much”

Dr Marit Brommer, the Executive Director of the IGA 

Learn more about the various types of data TGS offers worldwide: www.tgs.com.

IGA Asia Western Pacific Regional Branch cordially invites you to a webinar titled “Is mineral recovery the future of the geothermal industry?” that takes place on 9 July 2021, 15:00 – 15:30 (NZT).

The presentation will cover the journey from to commercialisation of Geo40’s silica recovery technology. This includes the challenges of developing a mineral recovery process in a geothermal environment and the opportunities it presents for the geothermal operators. It will also touch on the market for recovered silica and how it could have a major positive impact on the environment.

The participation is free of charge! Register here: https://www.xperto.ph/event/awprbwebinar

The New Zealand Geothermal Workshop is proud to announce that the 43rd Geothermal Workshop will take place in Wellington at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa from 23-25th November 2021.

We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation in regards to government alert levels and public health safety. As we receive further clarity surrounding what the second half of the year will look like we expect to respond by tailoring the delivery of the Workshop accordingly, which may include the possibility of date or format changes. As planning continues we will communicate all updates via email and website notices on www.geothermalwokshop.co.nz