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GEORG – international GEOthermal Research Group at University of Iceland

Alexander Richter 31 Oct 2009

As a continuation of trying to promote geothermal education and research, here a very short piece on GEORG, an international Geothermal Research Group. GEORG is based on the principles of creating a critical mass of joint resources and efforts to break through existing scientific and technical barriers to innovation in the ..

As a continuation of trying to promote geothermal education and research, here a very short piece on GEORG, an international Geothermal Research Group. GEORG is based on the principles of creating a critical mass of joint resources and efforts to break through existing scientific and technical barriers to innovation in the field, and soon be able to increase significantly the number of qualified experts in geothermal research, engineering, design and technical exploitation of the resource. The main objectives of GEORG are summarized as the following:

  • Reduce worldwide GHG emission worldwide by contributing to significant increase in sustainable energy production/utilization from geothermal sources,
  • Make Iceland a case study for near energy independent and carbon neutral society,
  • Create a platform for entrepreneurship and export of geothermal energy resources and education, both for partners in the group and in the ensuing creative environment established through its national and international operations.
GEORG plans to attain these ambitious objectives by increasing substantially research, education and distribution of knowledge in the field of geothermal energy resources, their sustainable utilisation, and in addition create a innovative way for education organizations, research institutions, companies and other stakeholders to work together. Source: The GEORG website (University of Iceland