IGA´s global network of #geothermal leaders keeps on growing! We are delighted to welcome MOECO Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. as our new corporate club member.

Founded by 17 companies under Mitsui group, MOECO is working to secure a long-term and stable supply of energy. Since its establishment, MOECO has been continually devoted to the exploration, development and production of energy resources globally.

In 2012, MOECO resolved to embark on the development of geothermal energy. As they seek to engage in developing geothermal as a renewable energy source, they are drawing on their long history of experience and knowledge gained from oil and natural gas development. They are now generating geothermal power electricity at Matsuo-Hachimantai, and conducting a cooperative resource survey aiming at commercialization of geothermal energy in differnet areas.

For more infrmation visit: https://www.moeco.com/

We are crowdsourcing the research and technical agenda needed for a successful pivot by oil and gas to geothermal.

The #GreenPipeline is an effort to identify and assemble a broad list of research and demonstration ideas to be undertaken if we are to get to the use of geothermal everywhere. The aim is to connect, inspire, catalogue, and make visible the technology synergies between the oil/gas and geothermal sectors, in order to inform funding authorities, research teams, and entrepreneurs of the range of technical research challenges facing geothermal adaptation.

This effort is focused on technology research. Although policy, price, permits and politics are instrumental in this transformation, those issues are not part of this enquiry. We want to hear your thoughts on the research and demonstration projects needed to move us towards geothermal everywhere.

Over the next few weeks, the IGA is actively soliciting input globally on unresolved topics. This is an open call; research groups, industry, and others are invited to participate. When we have completed the list of topics, we will collate and publish them in a dynamic format.

We sincerely appreciate your time and answers. Please, follow the link here.

IGA Executive Director, Dr Marit Brommer, is honoured and thrilled to join the Steering Committee of IRENA Coalition for Action.

The IGA will give general guidance on the work and activities of the coalition members. For #geothermal there are two important groups under the Coalition: the Business and Investment Group and the Decarbonisation of End-Use Sectors. The target for this term is to significantly increase the contribution of the geothermal sector at large (finance, policies, technology). We count on our membership to join us in achieving these goals.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and 35 players in renewable energy from around the world jointly established a Coalition for Action to promote the wider and faster uptake of renewable energy technologies. The IRENA Coalition for Action forms a key international network to discuss industry trends, determine actions, share knowledge and exchange best practices with the vision to drive the global energy transition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal on energy.

Find out more here.

IGA´s global network of #geothermal leaders keeps on growing! We are delighted to welcome Baseload Capital as our new corporate club member.

Investing in a sustainable future Baseload Capital acts as a catalyst for green baseload electricity by funding renewable energy projects throughout the world.

For more info see: https://www.baseloadcap.com/

You can now download the Summary Report for the Global Renewable Energy Forum (GREF) 2020. It includes such topics as accelerating renewable energy action and the future of green hydrogen.

GREF 2020 was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) as an online conference on September 24, 2020. (Read report)

BGS, BEIS and IEA Geothermal are running an online Mine Water Geothermal Energy Symposium on the 10th and 11th March for two half days.

Preliminary Programme is available onilne and registration is free of charge. Find out more here.

This High-level Panel on Energy Transition for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery will feature high-level participants including Heads of State, Ministers, heads of international and regional organisations and private actors, who will share their views on the role of the energy transition driven by renewables as a response to the pandemic and draw out strategies to simultaneously advance multiple economic, social and climate priorities.

Four Ministerial Plenary sessions will take place, engaging Ministers and High-level participants on specific topics such as National Energy Planning, Finance for Renewables, Renewables and Pathway to Carbon Neutrality and Energising Healthcare.

Join online and get more information is available here.

The entire IGA Team wishes you and your families & friends a Happy New Year 2021!

We are looking forward to this new year with hope in our hearts and science on our sides. Stay safe, stay well, #stayengaged.

The IGA is pleased to announce the partnership with Martin van der Hout effective today. Martin will work with the IGA regarding our upcoming transition from Germany to the Netherlands and will be advising us on strategic partnerships to ensure a smooth and effective landing. We look forward to our cooperation very much and are delighted to have Martin on board.

CY Cergy Paris University (CYU, France) and the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE, Switzerland) are co-organising the 12th edition of the European Geothermal PhD Days (EGPD), which will take place virtually on 15-16th February 2021.

The theme is “Geothermics in a critically stressed crust”.

The following sessions will take place:
        – Session 1: Reservoir geomechanics and reservoir management.
        – Session 2: Earthquake mechanics.
        – Session 3: Faults characteristics and properties.
        – Session 4: Modelling of geothermal processes.

The deadline for abstracts submission is 30th November 2020 and the deadline for registration is 31st December 2020.

All necessary information is available on the website here.