6th International Geothermal Conference, Freiburg, Germany May 19-20, 2010

Alexander Richter 13 Feb 2010

The 6th International Geothermal Conference takes place May 19-21, 2010 in Freiburg, Germany and promises a unique set of speakers and agenda for this well perceived conference.

The just released programme of the 6th International Geothermal Conference in Freiburg, Germany promises a unique set of speakers and agenda for this well perceived conference. ThinkGeoEnergy is acting as a media partner to the conference.

The program and further details can be found here.

The Conference starts with the Short Course “Exploitation of geothermal reservoirs” in co-operation with experts from the Drilling School Celle on May 19. The Short Course gives an overview of relevant requirements and steps related to geothermal drilling. The afternoon offers four different workshops. Apart from an overview of international geothermal projects in Workshop I, Workshop II offers an ideal entrance to local representatives into the topic of geothermal. In Workshop III the focus is on the technical components of a geothermal power plant and the optimization possibilities of cycle processes. The enterprise Schlumberger uses the framework of the IGC 2010, in order to inform in its own Workshop about optimized reservoir investigation by Petrel and ECLIPSE.

After introductory keynotes on market development and perspectives of geothermal the Congress Day on May 20 provides four discussion panels with a podium of four to five experts. Topics of the panels are: risk mitigation strategies, seismicity in geothermal systems, challenges for financing and geothermal power plants in service. On May 21, field trips to geothermal power plants in Landau and Soultz-sous-forêt complete the programme.

Thanks to its international orientation and simultaneous German-English interpretations, the Conference offers a perfect setting to discuss international deep geothermal challenges and pushes forward the development of a renewable energy technology which has a promising future. Once again the IGC will be the geothermal networking and exchanging platform for more than 200 international participants.

The agency Enerchange ( is the organiser of the International Geothermal Conference ( Since 2008 the economic development and marketing company of Freiburg, the Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co.KG (FWTM) is co-organiser. The IGC 2010 is supported (amongst others) by the Geothermischen Vereinigung e.V. – German Geothermal Association. Co-operation partners are the Wirtschaftsforum Geothermie and the International Geothermal Association (IGA).

Registration fees: Benefit from our early bird special (10% reduction) by registering before March 1, 2010! GtV-BV-Members benefit from a 10% reduction additionally to the early bird special. For further information on registration, fees, conference programme and the target audience, please visit the website.”

Source: Release by Enerchange via Newswire