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Geothermal Energy, Sustainabilty and Decarbonization in Agriculture
Geothermal Heating in Agriculture
23 May 2023 - 15:00-16:00 UK time
This is the first in a new series of sessions organised in collaboration with the Heat Academy. The aim is to increase the awareness of the opportunities in sourcing fully sustainable heat from the underground.
Soil and water below ground contain a vast reservoir of thermal energy. Geothermal heating systems recover this energy and convert it to heat that can be utilized in greenhouses and other buildings. The greenhouse sector is already taking steps toward using renewable energy, with several geothermal energy plants being developed in recent years.
At this session we will highlight the opportunities in applying deep geothermal in the agricultural sector thereby avoiding costs and risks related to fossil fuels. You will learn more about the technologies and business models available to make this work, as well as strategies for bringing a project from objectives to operations.
Geothermal Across the Americas Part III:
Geothermal – Energy Systems of the Future
In June 2022, this webinar series was launched aimed at assessing the potential and outlook for geothermal energy across the Americas.
Geothermal opportunities across the Americas come in many forms. These include areas with high heat-flows created by the Pacific ‘ring of fire,’ the potential repurposing of oil & gas wells to extract heat from millions of onshore wells and shallow low grade (low enthalpy) heat available everywhere.
As we head into a world of decarbonization and electrification, geothermal is ideal base load heat and power for the Net Zero challenge. The Western Hemisphere is richly endowed with suitable geology, skilled engineers, and energy infrastructure.
The contours of the global energy transition underscore the need for a wide range of sustainable energy sources and critical minerals across several segments of the energy sector. As we conclude the series, we will delve deeper into the global energy transition’s widespread implications for public policy and investment related to geothermal development.
Heatnet Global Workshop
Decarbonising St Andrews by 2035
The University of St Andrews and Fife Council have set a target to reach net-zero by 2035.-
A series of projects have been initiated to achieve this. Heating has been defined as one of the prioritised areas. A feasibility study is currently underway assessing options and priorities to reach the net-zero objectives.
This strategy addresses all key components of a decarbonisation plan: Conserve – Connect – Convert. Local building operators and other key stakeholders are involved in the process.
There are also political initiatives underway in Scotland to further accelerate the decarbonisation process.
The overall aim of the session is to present status, plans and priorities in the net-zero process, and to facilitate exchange of best practice in terms of strategies and solutions to decarbonise heating in practice. We will also highlight initiatives underway to involve key stakeholders in the community, and to drive local capacity building.
Participants include representatives from:
University of St Andrews - project team and decision makers
Political institutions – local and regional
Local building operators and other stakeholders
Energy operators from across the UK, including Pinnacle, Vital, Veolia, SSE, and Vattenfall
Suppliers of technologies and services
Local student organisations
Making NATO Greener
Best practice in decarbonising military installations
Sweden is currently in the process of becoming a member of NATO. In doing so, there are opportunities to reinforce the alliance also in driving the sustainability agenda. The Swedish Armed Forces has in recent years invested heavily in reducing the environmental impact of its activities. Other countries within the alliance are about to launch similar initiatives. NATO offers an excellent platform for collaboration in which Allies can come together to exchange expertise on solutions and best practice.
At this session we will present solutions applied and lessons learned from some concrete cases in Sweden. We will also highlight projects currently underway in the NATO alliance, with particular focus on heating of buildings and military installations.
16 March 2023 - 15:00 - 16:00 (CET)
The City of Helsingborg is well underway on the journey towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. Waste, water, and energy are key areas in focus. Recycled energy, captured and distributed through district heating and cooling networks, combined with efficient waste management and enhanced building efficiency, are critical components in making this possible.
At this 2-day workshop we will highlight the strategy and solutions for decarbonising Helsingborg. You will meet with political leaders, energy operators, developers, end-users and other key stakeholders, all sharing their experiences on best practice, as well on things to avoid. In addition, you will get a chance to get a first-hand view of key installations such as EfW, CCS, heat networks and energy efficiency retrofit solutions.
8 - 9 March
Technologies and Best Practice
Latvia is accelerating the process of decarbonising heating. Significant investments are underway to increase energy efficiency, up-grade heat networks, and replace fossil fuels for heat generation. To speed up this transition it is crucial to increase international collaboration on a practical level – sharing best practice and reference cases, developing local skills, and facilitating access to new technologies. This will not only reduce costs and risks, but also generate growth, jobs and local welfare.
At this session we will highlight the latest strategies and technologies in the areas of building efficiency, heat networks and heat sourcing. Particular focus will be given to heat pumps and urban waste heat. The sessions will involve speakers from local and international energy companies, universities, engineering consultants, developers, and technology providers.
Part II: Geothermal
Supplying sustainable low carbon energy in Latin America
A new webinar series that will examine the potential and outlook for geothermal energy across the Americas. The series will also consider the intersection of geothermal and lithium production and the global energy transition’s widespread implications for public policy and investment.
Part I: Geothermal – as a game changer: heat, power and minerals
Part II: Geothermal – supplying sustainable low carbon energy in Latin America
Part III: Geothermal – resetting energy politics & security throughout the Americas
17 October 2022
Chris Sladen is the UK Network Ambassador to the World Geothermal Energy Day.
Contact Chris to get involved in the following initiatives:
Showcasing Geothermal Success around the Globe
People engaging together with ideas, interaction, commemoration, recognition and education.
A celebration of geothermal and the people who make it happen.
Highlighting the environmentally friendly benefits of renewable geothermal energy, worldwide.
Renewable, reimagined, re-engineered; a net-zero carbon system.