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GEMex Geothermal Webinar Series – Citizen involvement, development, R&D – 28 Nov. and 5 & 12 Dec. 2019

Webinar announcement
Alexander Richter 26 Nov 2019

The EU-Mexico GEMex project is hosting a series of webinars on How to involve citizens in a geothermal project, Developing geothermal markets in Europe and Mexico, and Research & Innovation in Geothermal. Dates are 28 November, as well as 5 and 12 December 2019.

The GEMex project is organising a series of information webinars on EGS and Superhot Systems. GEMex is joint Mexican and European project that focuses on resource assessment, reservoir characterization and concept development. The project aims to adapt and further develop methods and technologies at two unconventional geothermal sites in Mexico: Acoculco and Los Humeros. These sites are located in the eastern part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.

The Acoculco geothermal field is described as a high-temperature geothermal system. Two wells have been drilled and found temperatures above 300°C at depths below 1800m, but hardly any fluids. Preliminary studies consider Acoculco a candidate for the application of EGS technologies.

Los Humeros geothermal field is currently conventionally exploited with a geothermal power plant in operation since 1990: Temperatures around 380°C were found at depths below 2000m. Los Humeros holds the potential of a superhot resource.

In order to have a EU-MEX joint participation to the webinars they are scheduled at 16:00 – 17:00 CET / 09:00 – 10:00 GMT (-7)

  • 28 November 2019, I – How to involve citizens in a geothermal project?
  • 5 December 2019, II – Developing geothermal markets in Europe and Mexico
  • 12 December 2019, III – Research & Innovation in Geothermal

Webinar I – How to involve citizens in a geothermal project? – 28 November 2019

The first of the three webinars will be focused on the topic ”Social engagement in geothermal projects” and will be composed by a presentation of GEMex conclusions regarding the involvement of citizens in geothermal projects, and 2 presentations of that situation in Europe and Mexico.

16:00 – 16:15 CET / 9:00 – 9:15 GMT-7  Presentation GEMex conclusions  on involving citizens in a geothermal project / Francesco Rizzi, Michele Contini, SSSUP

16:15 – 16:30 CET / 9:15 – 9:30 GMT-7 Social engagement in geothermal projects in Europe / Adele Manzella – CNR

16:30 – 16:45 CET / 9:30 – 9:45 GMT-7 Social engagement in geothermal projects in Mexico / Zayre González, CICESE

16:45 – 17:00 CET / 9:45 – 10:00 GMT-7 Q&A session

 

Webinar II – Developing geothermal markets in Europe and Mexico – 5 December 2019

The second webinar will be focused on ”Market trends” in Europe, Mexico and the vision from a geothermal project developer.

16:00 – 16:15 CET / 9:00 – 9:15 GMT-7  Geothermal market development in Europe/ Thomas Garabetian – EGEC

16:15 – 16:30 CET / 9:15 – 9:30 GMT-7 Geothermal market development in Mexico / Luis C.A. Gutiérrez-Negrín, Geocónsul

16:30 – 16:45 CET / 9:30 – 9:45 GMT-7 The market point of view from a project developer vision / Carlos Chalbaud, Laurent Escare – Storengy

16:45 – 17:00 CET / 9:45 – 10:00 GMT-7 Q&A session

 

Webinar III – Research & Innovation in Geothermal – 12 December 2019

The third and last webinar will be focused on the topic ”Research & Innovation in Geothermal” presenting the priorities identified by the European and Mexican geothermal industry and research communities.

16:00 – 16:15 CET / 9:00 – 9:15 GMT-7 Research & Innovation geothermal activities from EERA-JPGE / David Bruhn, GFZ-Potsdam tbc

16:15 – 16:30 CET / 9:15 – 9:30 GMT-7 Research & Innovation geothermal priorities from ETIP-DG (Europe) / Fausto Batini, Chairman ETIP DG tbc

16:30 – 16:45 CET / 9:30 – 9:45 GMT-7 Research & Innovation agenda in Mexico / Aída López, UMSNH

16:45 – 17:00 CET / 9:45 – 10:00 GMT-7 Q&A session

 

About GEMex

The GEMex project is a cooperation initiative between Mexico and the European Union, developed under the umbrella of the Horizon 2020 in Europe and the Fund for Energy Sustainability (FSE) in Mexico. The project has the goal to bring together the extended Mexican know-how of discovering, developing, and exploiting geothermal energy systems with a variety of European expertise from similar geothermal energy systems in Italy, Iceland, and other places. The focus is the development of the Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technology, and the search of new approaches to make use of super-hot geothermal systems (SHGS).

Visit the website: www.gemex-h2020.eu

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