Geothermal clusters of Iceland and Mexico sign cooperation agreement

Official signing of a cooperation agreement between the Iceland and Mexican geothermal clusters (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 25 Apr 2017

The Icelandic and Mexican geothermal clusters signed today a cooperation agreement on geothermal energy.

In a ceremony today in conjunction with the Geothermal Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, the representatives of the Iceland Geothermal Cluster, Vidar Helgason and Dr. Luis Alonso Gallardo, the Director of the Earth Science Division of Mexican CICESE signed a cooperation agreement.

The agreement aims to encourage the creation of scientific consortiums and the collaboration in various scientific, research, educational and exploration aspects of geothermal projects.

“The agreement between the clusters marks the beginning of a fruitful cooperation between Mexican and Icelandic geothermal companies”, so Vidar Helgason, manager of the Iceland Geothermal Cluster.

The Mexican and Icelandic governments are currently discussing specific trade agreements, which include geothermal. So the agreement between the two clusters of the geothermal energy sectors in Iceland and Mexico comes timely. The cooperation is aimed at helping to promote geothermal energy as part of the future energy mix of both countries.

Bringing together research, business and other participants of the geothermal market as part of this cooperation will help to strengthen and improve the competitiveness of geothermal.