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Global Geothermal Alliance at Iceland Geothermal Conference, April 24, 2018

Harpa Conference Center, Reykjavik/ Iceland (source: flickr/ Parallax Abstraction, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 23 Mar 2018

IRENA's Global Geothermal Alliance has announced two events to be held in conjunction with the Iceland Geothermal Conference on April 24, 2018. The events will be on geothermal direct use and food security, as well on clusters and strategies for future collaboration.

The Global Geothermal Alliance (IRENA) has announced two events to be held in conjunction with the Iceland Geothermal Conference, on 24 April 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland

The first event, titled Geothermal Direct Utilisation and Food Security, will provide the possibility to identify the key factors behind successful experiences and present partnership opportunities for projects and programmes related to direct uses of geothermal energy, with a focus on food and agriculture. Food security is one of the biggest concerns for developing countries, where geothermal energy could be used to heat greenhouses and sterilise soil to increase farmer productivity and off-season availability. It can also serve for drying, which helps preserve a wide range of foods. This could contribute to reduce food waste and result in substantial reduction in the drying space and time requirements, turning through domestic geothermal resources, food security challenges into potential drivers for economic development.

A second GGA event titled Regional Cluster workshop: Strategies for future collaboration, aims to strengthen collaboration between regional and national industry platforms, and will identify what strategies industry clusters can jointly develop or support to promote geothermal development globally.

For more information and to register, please contact gga@irena.org

Source: IRENA