17/10/2023 Essen, Germany

The German Geothermal Congress

congress LiCORNE 

The German Geothermal Energy Association (BVG) invites you to the Haus der Technik in Essen from 17 to 19 October 2023 and is pleased to announce another expanded, practice-oriented programme. More than 200 lectures and posters await the attendees of the leading national geothermal event. In particular, the congress will offer municipal utilities practical knowledge and contacts with a workshop specialising in the municipal heat turnaround and an information booth of the authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia.

This year’s focus is on the Nordic partner countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, which will present their geological characteristics and their solutions for the future energy market. Whether long-standing experience with high-temperature geothermal energy from Iceland, novel district heating concepts from Denmark or the widespread use of near-surface geothermal energy as in Sweden, the Nordic countries are taking a very natural approach to geothermal energy use.

High-calibre greetings will be given on Wednesday by, among others, Mona Neubaur, Minister for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy and Deputy Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Icelandic Ambassador María Erla Marelsdóttir.Afterwards, several prizes of the Bundesverband Geothermie e.V. will be awarded: The Patricius Medal for special merits in geothermal energy, the prize for the best or young scientist, and the “Science Bar” poster competition, which awards prizes for the best bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral thesis.

Discover the Conference Agenda

More information about the event here.

Meet the LiCORNE project at the German Geothermal Congress

During the German Geothermal Congress, researchers from Fraunhofer ICT will present a scientific poster explaining their activities and the technological progress achieved in LiCORNE. The research group “Batteries” in the Department of Applied Electrochemistry at Fraunhofer is working on the production of lithium hydroxide from solutions derived from the upstream process of geothermal and continental brines supplied by partners EnBW and KIT.

Picture: Denis Konovalov