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Speakers announced for IGC Invest Geothermal, 16-17 March 2023, Frankfurt, Germany

The program and speakers have been announced for IGC Invest Geothermal on 16-17 March 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany. Regular registration is only until March 10th.

The speakers for this year’s IGC Invest Geothermal on March 16 and 17 have been announced! Seventeen experts from different areas of the geothermal and finance industry will inform in Frankfurt am Main about topics such as different European markets, promising projects and investment and funding opportunities. The regular registration period ends on Friday, March 10.

The first day of IGC Invest Geothermal 2023 will focus on opportunities. The opening by Dr. Jochen Schneider (Enerchange) will be followed by a framing presentation by Prof. Dr. Inga Moeck (Leibnitz Institute for Applied Geophysics LIAG), who, together with representatives of the German geothermal industry, has prepared a trend-setting cross-impact analysis. This identifies key factors that need to be promoted to a particular extent in order to achieve the goal of generating ten terawatt hours of thermal energy from geothermal energy by 2030.

In the following event block, participants will have the opportunity to learn about various European geothermal markets. Besides the new developments in Croatia, presented by Marijan Krpan (Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency), insights into the markets in Denmark and the Netherlands are possible. The former will be presented by Søren Berg Lorenzen of Innargi A/S, the latter by Prof. Jan-Diederik van Wees of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).

Before the final Ice Breaker at 6:30 p.m., three promising European projects will be presented on March 16. Starting with “A new approach for portfolio creation to produce geothermal” presented by Dr. Wolfgang Bauer (Zukunft Geowärme GmbH), participants will also get an insight into the geothermal project in Speyer from Jörg Uhde (Stadtwerke Speyer GmbH). This will be followed by a presentation by Ernst Gostner, of FRI-EL GEO. S.r.l. on new exploration fields in Italy.

The second day of the event starts with the perspective of investors. At the beginning Roger Krämer introduces the company Equitix Ltd. and its role in the geothermal market. This is followed by Udo Schneider’s presentation on Green Giraffe B.V., before Veronica Wänman from Baseload Capital Sweden AB closes the event block with her talk on market expansion.

This will be followed by a presentation on various funding opportunities. Benjamin Richter from Rödl & Partner GbR will introduce participants to the federal subsidy Efficient Use of Heat, before Nicole Lupi presents our neighbors’ plans for risk
minimization with an excursion to Switzerland. EGEC presents European funding opportunities.

IGC Invest Geothermal will conclude with a session on forward-looking technologies on March 17. Starting with information on the current status of the Eavor-Loop project in Geretsried, presented by Stephan Gebhardt (Eavor GmbH), Igor Kocis from GA Drilling will then present new technologies from his company. This will be followed by the presentation “Accelerating Geothermal Projects with GreenFire Energy`s GreenLoop” by Dr. Andreas Kaus (Baker Hughes).

Tickets are available at regular rates until March 10. Registration is possible via the event’s website (

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