In the South of Bavaria exists worldwide unique conditions for geothermal low-enthalpy energy production. More than 20 projects are already operating, furhter are under construction and in planning. The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern from October 16 to 17, 2018 offers the possibility to profit from the experiences and the know-how of the local actors and build up useful contacts. In the heart of Bavaria - in the center of Germany's energy production.
Since the first event in 2013 the interest in the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern grows continously. Meanwhile the participants doubled and in 2016 the event became international, integrating a simultaneous translation. One of the benefirts of the event ist the independent program management with several invited speakers in step with actual practice related to the topics in focus. In additions to the presentations there is also plenty of room for discussions about topical foci and possibilities to connect. The Praxisforum-Lounge after the congress, where all participants, speakers and sponsors are invited, perfects the two days event.
Die Geothermie-Allianz Bayern (GAB) adressiert Fragen aus Forschung und Praxis im Bereich der Tiefengeothermie. Am Forschungsverbund beteiligen sich die Technische Universität München (TUM), das GeoZentrum Nordbayern der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) und die Universität Bayreuth.
ThinkGeoEnergy, is a geothermal focused advisory firm working for corporate clients on strategic, marketing and corporate finance related activities.
The firm operates the leading geothermal news website and network, covering the complete value chain of the geothermal power sector and industrial scale direct use sector globally.
The Informationsportal Tiefe Geothermie is the content strongest and most actual news plattform about deep geothermal energy in the German speaking area. The website offers in addition to the news a monthly newsletter and an extensive mercantile directory related to the news and German geothermal projects.
Simultaneous translation German/English (parallel Workshop "Der Thermalwasserkreislauf") The meeting introduces technical and economic practice from existing projects and tries to establish perspectives for future models of the geothermal market in Mid-Europe.
Official Language: German (parallel to European Heat Summit) The Workshop embraces insights and challenges of scalings and geothermal supply pumps in the Bavarian Molasse Basin and identfies possible improvements.
Simultaneous translation German/English. The opening ceremony is followed by three keynote held in the plenum. The first session of the day will be closed by a "Speed Dating Event" that offers exhibitors the opportnunity to present their company concisely within 90 seconds.
Simultaneous translation German/English (parallel to Forums II and III) The forum presents the latest project developments, exploration strategies, and lessons learnt and wants to stimulate discussion and exchange of experience.
Official Language: German (parallel to Forums I and III) The Renewable Energy Act will be revised soon. More stimuli will be needed to expand the geothermal heat market in Germany. Also the market incentive programme will be focussed.
Official Language: German (parallel to Forums I and III) Focus will be set on the latest research developments and engineering aspects of geothermal power and heating plants.
Simultaneous translation German/English (parallel to Forums V and Round Table) The Upper Jurassic deep groundwater reservoir in the Bavarian Molasse Basin still holds a lot of secrets between the individual exploitation sites. Current findings will be subject of Forum IV.
Offical language: German (parallel to Forums IV and Round Table) Deep drilling projects need high standards to guarantee long-time stability that are common within the E&P industry and that can be adapted to individual geothermal projects.
Official language: English - no translation provided (parallel to Forums IV and V) Discussion platform for investments in deep geothermal projects of the Bavarian Molasse Basin.
In the evening of the congress day the Praxisforum Lounge offers a nice chill-out atmosphere for further networking.
Two GeoTHOUR field trips lead to geothermal heating and power plants located in the greater Munich area and the Bavarian Molasse Basin that use hot geothermal sources for eco-friendly energy supply.