Two days Geothermal Brussels events – 4th&5th February 2020

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  • DATE OF THE EVENT: February 4-5, 2020
  • TIME:
  • LOCATION: Brussels

4th & 5th February, Brussels

This first day will present instruments to answer the environmental concerns related to deep geothermal energy projects that are operational or under development in Europe. The discussions will be based on the preliminary results of the GEOENVI project and the final conclusions of the EC tender: “Study on Geothermal plants’ and applications’ emissions: overview and analysis”, conducted by the Ernst&Young, RINA and VITO, which aim at setting an adapted methodology for assessing environmental impacts and risks of geothermal projects. The event will also debate the latest development in terms of environmental regulations and sustainable finance regulations at European level.

The following day will continue discussing environmental concerns and it will be concluded by two workshops: an Industry workshop on reference plants and assets, and ETIP-DG session.

Registration

Deadline for registration > January 29th


Draft Agenda

Tuesday 4th of February 

Venue: the European Commission – CDMA building (Address > Rue du Champ de Mars 21, 1050 Ixelles)

 

LCA methodology for geothermal

10h00 – 11h00: Introduction

  • EC expectations: M Soede, DG Research
  • GEOENVI project overview: P Dumas, EGEC
  • Environmental concerns and comparison with other RES: J Maury, BRGM
  • Panorama of sustainability studies: S R GUÐJÓNSDÓTTIR, OS

 11h00 – 16h30: Presentation of the results EC tender on emissions final workshop “Study on Geothermal plants’ and applications’ emissions: overview and analysis” (Ernst&Young, RINA, VITO)

11h00 – 13h00:  Session 1: Description of the methodology: Clusterization based on reservoir mapping and technology inventory, identification of key parameters, sector category rules for LCA

13h00 – 14h00:  Lunch Break

14h00 – 16h10: Session 2: Presentation of results: Life cycle inventories, GHG emissions inventory, impacts analysis

  • Discussion

16h10 – 16h30: Coffee break

16h30 – 18h00: next steps for LCA methodology

Joint session: GEOENVI project and the final conclusions of the EC tender

  • Introduction on LCA guidelines, ML Parisi (Siena university)
  • short presentation on Exergy and PES + allocation criteria (electricity and heat), G Manfrida (Florence University)
  • Presentation of harmonised methodology for environmental impact assessment with a life-cycle perspective for geothermal systems: I Blanc, MINES ParisTech
  • Discussion

Wednesday 5th of February 

Venue: Residence Palace Building (Rue de la Loi 155 / 1040 Brussels).

 

GEOENVI event on Environmental regulations & mitigation measures

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome, Introduction and Presentation GEOENVI project, Philippe Dumas, EGEC

Session 1     9:30 – 10:40 Review of environmental concerns

Moderator: Philippe Dumas, EGEC

Review of mitigation measures: A Manzella, CNR-IGG

Case study:

  • Italy by ENEL GP (tbc),
  • France by ES-geothermie (tbc)

Overview of environmental regulations: A Manzella, CNR-IGG & T Garabetian, EGEC

Case study:

–           Hungary: A Nador,  MBFSZ

–           Italy: L Torsello, COSVIG

Q&A session

Coffee/Tea Break: 10:40 – 11:00

Session 2     11:00 – 12:00: Towards implementing LCA methodology for deep geothermal

Presentation of harmonised methodology for environmental impact assessment with a life-cycle perspective for geothermal systems: V Harcouët-Menou, VITO

Taxonomy regulations and Sustainable finance: What’s in for geothermal?: T Garabetian, EGEC

Communicating geothermal: F Batini, Rete Geotermica

Q&A session

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

In the afternoon, two geothermal events are also organised:

  • A GEOENVI national workshop for Belgium (13h00 to 17h00)
This workshop aims at consulting Belgian geothermal stakeholders about the preliminary results of the GEOENVI project.
For more information please contact VITO of the Geoenvi project (www.geoenvi.eu)
  • A joint SU-DG-IWG & ETIP-DG event (13h00 to 17h30)

13h00 – 15h00: SU-DG-IWG industry workshop on monitoring reference plants & assets

  • Presentation & discussion of the proposal for reference plants
  • Presentation & discussion of the proposal for reference assets
  • Presentation on learning curve and 2020-2030 cost projections

15:30 – 17:30 ETIP-DG Stakeholders Meeting

15:30 Welcome & agenda

15:40 Presentation & discussion on updated targets for the DG-IWG by Fausto BATINI, Chairman of the ETIP DG

16:00 Priority list for the Roadmap implementation: inputs to WP2021-2023 Horizon Europe by Fausto BATINI, Chairman of the ETIP DG

16:20 Updates on Funding instruments: Horizon Europe & Innovation Fund by R Dimitrisina, EGEC

16:30 Joint session industry and science. Discussion moderated by Fausto BATINI, Chairman of the ETIP DG

  • IWG DG SU: platform for industry-research exchange
  • Innovative ideas from research + Industry feedback + Expectations of DG research:

o          Topic 1: DeepStore Project (10’+10’)

o          Topic 2: Lithium Extraction (10’+10’)

o          Topic 3: Wellbore Simulator (10’+10’)

  • Discussion

17:30 Conclusions and End of the meeting

 


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