How to simplify Life Cycle Assessment in deep geothermal projects with the novel GEOENVI tool


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: April 27, 2020
  • TIME: 11:00 - 12:30
  • LOCATION: Webinar

Environmental concerns are a major barrier for the development of the deep geothermal market. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the best answer to assess potential environmental impacts. But the methods to perform LCA can vary widely and take a long time.

The experts of the EU-funded GEOENVI project are developing an innovative methodology to perform LCA in a much simpler and quicker way. This novel tool will help the developers of deep geothermal energy projects and decision-makers to evaluate what benefits will result from the development of the geothermal project and allow public acceptance.

This webinar occurred on Monday 27 April at 11:00 am (CEST), during which experts taught us more about this ground-breaking LCA tool.


11:00-11:10 Introduction to GEOENVI project and harmonised methodologies for environmental impact assessment with a life-cycle perspective for geothermal systems – Sylvia Rakel GUÐJÓNSDÓTTIR (Orkustofnun)

11:10-11:20 Presentation of the guidelines to perform environmental assessment for geothermal systems – Maria Laura PARISI (Siena university, CSGI)

11:20-11:30 Presentation of the methodology to generate simplified models – Isabelle BLANC (MINES ParisTech)

11:30-12:15 Presentation of GEOENVI case studies (characteristics of the site, simplified models):

  • Rittershofen (France): Guillaume RAVIER (ES-geothermie) and Melanie DOUZIECH (ARMINES)
  • Balmatt (Belgium) – Virginie HARCOUËT-MENOU & Lisa DAMEN (VITO)
  • Bagnore (Italy) – Lorenzo TOSTI & Nicola FERRARA (CSGI)

12:15-12:30 Questions & Answers

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